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The film is inspired by the 1863 photos of "Whipped Peter," taken during a Union Army medical examination, that first appeared in Harper’s Weekly. One image, known as "The Scourged Back," which shows Peter’s bare back mutilated by a whipping delivered by his enslavers, ultimately contributed to growing public opposition to slavery.

You can read History Channel's backstory about the photo on their website, HERE. Also, Wikipedia has a fantastic article about "Peter," whose actual slave name was "Gordon." Read more HERE.

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Based on true events, a runaway slave forges through the swamps of Louisiana on a tortuous journey to escape plantation owners that nearly killed him.

"Emancipation" Screenplay Details.

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Okay, here are the facts:

Emancipation small movie poster.
Type ...
FYC
Version ... FinalCannes
Date ... 07.02.2020
Pages ... 103
Genres ... ActionBased on Real EventsThriller
Screenplay ... Bill Collage
IMDb ID ... 12530246

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Glossary

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DUPLICATE
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It's the same, but different.

All right, so our understanding is that a professional screenwriter retyped the original script. Think of it as a modern-day "photocopy." So, that means you'll see all of the original author's spelling, grammatical, and/or formatting anomalies.

FYC
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For Your Consideration.

When you see a script labelled as "FYC", it's as good as gold! FYC screenplays are made public each year during what is commonly referred to as "awards season." Rest assured, we got this right from the author or studio.

ORIGINAL
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Official, authentic, real.

Like FYC screenplays, this is an official copy provided by the studio or original author.

REPLICA
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Unofficial reproduction.

This is a tricky one to explain. On one hand, this screenplay is an unofficial copy. On the other, it's formatted and transcribed by a professional writer and not a fan. Basically, that's why we've chosen to list it. So, although the typesetting and dialogue may be accurate, the scenarios and action blocks are likely not the works of the original credited screenwriter.

SCANNED
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Digitized version of the screenplay-actual.

Using a scanner, the paper version of the ORIGINAL script was digitized. Yep, it's that simple.

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