Emancipation (Apple TV+)

  • R 2h 12m
  • Drama, Historical, Mystery, Thriller
  • Opened 12/2/2022 | Theatrical • Limited

"Emancipation" tells the triumphant story of Peter (Will Smith), a man who escapes from slavery, relying on his wits, unwavering faith and deep love for his family to evade cold-blooded hunters and the unforgiving swamps of Louisiana on his quest for freedom. 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.

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Additional Details

  • Release Date: 12/2/2022

  • Key Dates: 12/9/2022 - Streaming