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21 Ratings


Directed by Charles Burnett
United States, 1996


Sarny, a 12-year-old slave girl in the ante-bellum South, faces a relatively hopeless life. Then Nightjohn arrives. A former runaway slave who bears telltale scars on his back, he takes Sarny under his wing and, in exchange for a pinch of tobacco, secretly begins to teach her to read and write, a cr

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Nightjohn Directed by Charles Burnett

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