For many years there has been much talk and controversy about reparations for slavery. Social injustice and systemic racism are just a few ills in a line of atrocities to befall African-Americans. But what if the roles were reversed? What if white people walked in our shoes to see the evils we have seen all our lives…
In an upcoming movie entitled “Cracka”,the issue of SLAVERY is tackled. The question is posedg “What if the roles were reversed?”
The new series details a present-day white supremacist who is taken back in time to an alternate past where Africans enslaves whites.
The synopsis explains:
“In a world where white privilege, systematic oppression, and minority protest in order to break the chains of bondage runs regular, white supremacist Michael Stone is doing everything he can to maintain his privilege by exercising every opportunity to ensure the American he knows and loves continues to remain pure and more importantly, remain white!”
The movie is the brainchild of director Dale Resteghini, a white man born in Boston, Massachusetts that made his mark directing hip-hop videos for the likes of, Lil Wayne, Ice Cube, Guns N Roses, Flo Rida, RZA, TYGA, Soulja Boy, Ty Dolla, Nicki Minaj,and Diddy to name a few. Now, he attempts to tackle the controversial topic of slavery in a new way.
In the trailer which is slated for a fall 2020 release, the protagonist – tatted with racist Nazi symbols – begins to harass an African American motorist. It is at that point that the violence starts when the two come to blows. After the fight, the pseudo-Nazi returns to his home,where he then finds himself starting at the barrel of a shotgun and enslaved.
“Cracka” then attempts to relive some of the horrors of slavery such as rape, beatings, and even name changes.
The series stars a bevy of talents including Lorenzo Antonucci, Hakeen Kae-Kazim, rapper Saigon, Kathryn Kates, and James Darnell.
“Cracka doesn’t just tackle racism; it confronts it in a way you can’t possibly imagine. This unique series forces us – as a people, society, and overall a collective human unit – to look past color, look past our fears and pain, and see ourselves as people through the much-needed lens of love.”
No exact release date is set, but is expected to impact this fall just in time for the American presidential election.
Take a look at the trailer: