We've been following this movie since it premiered at Sundance a couple years ago. Now the motion picture is being released. Should raise a firestorm in some circles I would think ....
Film satirizes Southern victory in Civil War
Spike Lee is an executive producer of a new film which just premiered here at the Cordova Malco. Lee describes "CSA: Confederate States of America" as eye opening and jaw dropping. Keep that in mind as we preview of a unique look at the confederacy.
It's a mock-u-mentary, that poses the question, what if the South had won the civil war.
Film Director Kevin Wilmott is in Memphis to premier his film "CSA: The Confederate States of America."
The film is a PBS-style satire and is told from the point of view of confederate television commercials and all. There's even a slave trading home shopping network.
"If it would have continued it would have been normalized it would have not been a shocking thing to have the slave shopping network it would have been okay," Wilmott said.
Wilmott's production has the seal of approval from the National Civil Rights museum in fact its one of the sponsors of the world wide premier being held in Memphis this week
"We were hoping to create a healthy dialogue not just about the confederate states flag or confederate parks issue but about race relations," said Gwen Harmon of the National Civil Rights Museum.
That's why Wilmott thought Memphis and his movie would be a natural fit.
"But I think Memphis is open to these issues and I think we can come here and start this dialogue," said Wilmott.
Wilmott says his film is not meant to be an attack on the South. He says, in a lot of ways the South did win the civil war. CSA hits theatres nationwide October 7th.
Last edited on Thu Sep 15th, 2005 01:13 pm by javal1