After learning that their wages will be less than originally agreed upon because of their skin color, the men decide to tear up their pay vouchers in protest.
Themes: Leadership, Pride, Dignity, Unity, Passion, Discrimination, Equality, Rebellion, Solidarity, Injustice, Resolve, Oppression, Conviction, Civil Disobedience, Demonstration, Challenging Authority, Fortitude, Fairness, Management, Prejudice
Main Idea: When We Identify With Someone We Connect At The Heart
Scene Setup: As Colonel Shaw battles behind the scenes to end the mentality that Negro soldiers were second class soldiers, he gets a crushing bit of news. This news cannot be processed behind...
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Their innocence. Their heritage. Their lives. Nothing would be spared in the fight for their freedom.
Based on the letters of Colonel Robert G. Shaw. Shaw was an officer in the Federal Army during the American Civil War who volunteered to lead the first company of black soldiers. Shaw was forced to deal with the prejudices of both the enemy (who had orders to kill commanding officers of blacks), and of his own fellow officers.
MPAA: Rated R for strong war violence and some language.
Principal Cast:Director: Edward Zwick
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