The director of CSA speaks fiction to truth:
History seems to be the lifeblood of Hollywood, but it’s not always a history where the facts are accurate.
When it comes to American history, we have an up and down past – many things to be proud of, many things to be ashamed of. People are really hunger for the truth of it all, and you have to tell the story in an entertaining manner. But slavery’s the Big One, and oftentimes white audiences will feel guilty and shut down, and black audiences can get upset and mad about it, so nothing moves forward. One of the aims of the films was to tell the whole story, warts and all, in a way that we can start to process it.