‘Harriet,’ the First Film about Tubman, Premieres in Toronto

Festival director Cameron Bailey noted the cinematic injustice of Harriet Tubman only now making it to the big screen.

  • Published 11 September 2019

TORONTO (AP) — Hard as it may be to believe, “Harriet” is the first feature film about Harriet Tubman. Kasi Lemmons’ movie about the Underground Railroad leader premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival where festival director Cameron Bailey, introducing the film, noted the cinematic injustice of Tubman only now making it to the big screen. “There are 30 films about Gen. Custer,” said Bailey. “This is the first film about Harriet Tubman.” “Harriet,” starring… Read at AP News