I would not watch this movie again. That being said, it was a stunning, heroic, and brave film that was beautifully shot. The brutality depicted is something that has not yet been dared to be filmed, and it was difficult to watch.
Slavery should not be romanticized, and this film definitely does not romanticize it. The best part of the movie was the fact that it didn’t try to comfort white viewers at the end over slavery. It’s realistic aspects were the most convincing parts.
Great film, emotionally taxing, but wouldn’t watch it again. It’s too difficult.
"Are you trying to save my soul?"
The Sixth Sense (1999)
The color red is intentionally absent from most of the film, but is used prominently in a few isolated shots for “anything in the real world that has been tainted by the other world” and “to connote really explosively emotional moments and situations”.