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Augustus

Director: Jon Alston
Short Film
Running Time:15:37 minutes
Event Date(s)
12:00 AM
Friday, November 13
Streaming On-demand

Augustus, a literate, escaped slave masquerading as a free man in Massachusetts just prior to the Civil War, experiences nightmares of his son’s death and a future America that resembles the struggles of his own time. Augustus soon realizes the horrors of slavery and racial inequality will only continue if he remains complicit. He’s left with one choice; speak out or risk his freedom.

Screening in the King Oyster Shorts block.