Shadrach is a 1998 American film directed by Susanna Styron, based on a short story by her father William Styron, about a former slave's struggle to be buried where he chooses. Before the Civil War, the Dabney family of Virginia sold their slave, Shadrach , to plantation owners in Alabama, separating him from his family. In 1935, during the Great Depression, Shadrach—at the age of 99—walks the 600 miles from his home in Alabama to the Dabney farm in Virginia. His one request is to be buried in the soil of the farm where he was born into slavery. The farm is owned by the descendants of the...
|Release date:||September 23, 1998|
|Directed by:||Susanna Styron|
|Producer:||John Thompson, Boaz Davidson, Bridget Terry, Jonathan Demme, Frank Ross|
|Music by:||Van Dyke Parks|
|Cinematography:||Hiro Narita, John Hora|
|Screenplay by:||Susanna Styron, Bridget Terry|