While at Restoring Love last week in Dallas, one of the events my family attended was a screening of the documentary, Runaway Slave. It was profoundly moving and eye-opening. We had the privilege of viewing the film and then having a short Q&A with C.L. Bryant, Alveda King, and others who were part of the documentary.
Here is what Runaway Slave’s website has to say:
“In RUNAWAY SLAVE, an intriguing new documentary that opens in theaters this summer, Rev. C.L. Bryant journeys across America to find answers. A one-time NAACP local chapter president, Rev. Bryant discovers that by buying into the entitlement mindset of ‘progressives,’ the black community has traded one form of tyranny for another.
Using leading black conservatives as ‘conductors,’ Rev. Bryant believes it is time for a new Underground Railroad to help liberate all Americans from the Government plantation that has left the black community dealing with a new form of slavery: entitlements.
‘Why are we still thinking we are not free at last? What ideas are keeping us down?’ Rev. Bryant asks. ‘For too long, we have been depending on other people for our success. We have to pursue our happiness; our happiness is not provided to us. If we are relying on someone else for our wellbeing, that in itself is a form of slavery.’
From our nation’s capital and freedom’s birthplace, to the dens of slavery and Jim Crow, to wherever a light for liberty is shining, this runaway slave looks to bring hope to the oppressed. Among the leaders he talks with along the way are Dr. King’s niece, Dr. Alveda King; former presidential candidate Herman Cain; Congressman Allen West; economist and author Dr. Thomas Sowell; talk-show host and author Glenn Beck; the late Andrew Breitbart. We also meet a new generation of young freedom fighters who are on the front lines of change!
Rev. Bryant’s conclusion? It’s time to run. ‘Run away from economic slavery. Run toward the blessings of liberty. Let us remain strong in this fight. Run away from socialism; run away from progressivism. And if you get tired, America … run harder!’
This summer, celebrate your freedom by running as fast and as hard as you can to see RUNAWAY SLAVE in theaters.”
I strongly recommend going to see this film if it is playing in your community. The film’s creators are working to meet the criteria for public screenings so that this work can be considered for the Documentary category for the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) awards. Let’s help make that happen!
If you’ve already seen the movie, please let us know your thoughts and reactions.
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