Here’s the Chronicle of the Brave Slave Played by Will Smith in ‘Emancipation’

Published 12/10/2022, 12:30 PM EST

Incarnating one of the revolutionaries of history, Will Smith starred in Antoine Fuqua’s Emancipation. The film made its arrival on the Apple TV+ platform on December 6. We all know that it was not just another character portrayed by this iconic actor in Hollywood. This year was the biggest catastrophe of the 54-year-old star’s life. The Slapgate incident at the Oscars completely tarnished his image in the eyes of his fandom.

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While this historical drama became the comeback key for him to the world of entertainment, it wasn’t easy for the Bad Boys alum and people were not ready to see him on the silver screen. The movie has received mixed reviews from critics, for the storyline is quite confusing according to them. So if you didn’t understand the whole concept of the film, here’s the chronicle of the brave slave played by him.

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Will Smith tells the tale of a whipped slave turned soldier

Emancipation narrates the real story of an enslaved man named Gordon living in the mid-1800s. A whipped man who became the evidence of the harrowing and gruesome truth of American slavery. This journey started with this man escaping from his captive and reaching an encampment outside Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Gordan was almost busted and starved after being hunted by bloodhounds and slave catchers for ten years. Fortunately, he stumbled upon the group of freed black soldiers who were battling to end slavery in the nation. Seeing those people in a dignified uniform was a ray of hope for this man, and he instantly enlisted himself to be one of them.

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Although even he didn’t know that he would become the key to liberating all those enslaved people from their harsh existence. His medical examination brought the horrors of slavery upfront when officers saw his mutilated back. Soon after that, photographs of his “scourged back” circulated in the country, which proved the inhumane treatment done to slaves.

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“Whipped Peter” became one of the few living examples who helped capture the frightening truths. While it helped revolutionists to spread the message of anti-slavery and freedom. His unflinching bravery and hope for freedom turned out to be a powerful weapon against enslavement.

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Likewise, Will Smith stated in one of his interviews that this movie gives us an insight into what people have beard through the past to give us this freedom. “This is not another slave movie. This is a freedom movie. “I think it’s a story that we all need to see, hear and feel,” the Oscar-winning actor said.

Have you watched the movie? Tell us your views in the comments!

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Shikha Arya

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Shikha Arya is an entertainment writer at Netflix Junkie. She is a hardcore fan of Hollywood Dreamy Cinema and loves to watch contemporary series and movies like Stranger Things, A Perfect Pairing, and Tall Girl, among others. Other than writing her hobbies include reading novels, cycling, and mindfulness.

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