Emancipation: Will Smith’s Movie, a Hard-hitting Tale of Brutality of Slavery Set to Stream on December 1

Will Smith’s AppleTv+ thriller gets its first screening

Will smith’s Emancipation, an AppleTv+ thriller gets its first screening.

The film then follows political and cultural critic Angela Rye with Fuqua, Will Smith, and Mary Elliott, curators of American slavery at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.


Will smith talk about Emancipation

Talking about the movie, Smith said that he has turned down a lot of films about slavery in his career. “I didn’t want to show it to us, but this picture came out. And this movie is not about slavery. This is a film about freedom. This is a film about resilience. This is a film about faith,” he continued at the premiere.

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Describing the film, he said that the film is about a heart of a man. The movie is about the protest against slavery, and it has an explosive story. “I want to convey to you. The flower bloomed in the street in a way that only Antoine Fucqua can do,” he concluded.


Based on a true story, Emancipation follows Peter (Smith) as he flees a farm in search of his family, defeats a cold-blooded hunter, and survives in the swamps of Louisiana. In the end, Peter enrolls in the allied forces. During a physical examination, his bare back was photographed and he was nearly fatally shot at the hands of a former farm keeper. An image from an independent publication that indisputably proves the cruelty and barbarity of American slavery.

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Emancipation is being directed by Antoine Fuqua directed while screenplay has been done by William N. Collage. The film is produced by Smith and John Monet through Westbrook Studios.

The movie is set to stream on December 1 on AppleTv+.