#124 - Mudbound (1)
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The award-winning historical drama, Mudbound, is a film that depicts American racism by comparing the experiences of two World War II veterans returning home from European battlefields. That’s a very simple premise, but to reduce this work in this way is to do it a great disservice. Mudbound achieves a good deal more than that, in a nuanced, deft unpicking of deeply ingrained social injustices.

The film is directed by Dee Rees, from a screenplay she wrote with Virgil Williams, based on the novel Mudbound, by Hillary Jordan. Among the many accolades won by this film, Rachel Morrison became the first woman to be nominated for an Academy Award for cinematography, and the involvem...

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