Margaret Garner DVD
Tackle the subject of slavery with this moving documentary about the making of the opera "Margaret Garner." Based on a true-life tale about a slave who ran to freedom with her family, only to be recaptured soon after. Rather than allow her children to besold, she killed them. The case became a national sensation as the authorities had to decide whether to try Garner for murder and admit that her children were human beings, or for destruction of property. The documentary follows the history of the case aswell as the present-day resonance of the racial themes set against the backdrop of the opera's production.