The Underground Railroad
The Underground Railroad is an adaptation of the acclaimed Colson Whitehead novel of the same title. It chronicles young Cora's journey as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. After escaping her Georgia plantation for the rumored Underground Railroad, Cora discovers no mere metaphor, but an actual railroad full of engineers and conductors, and a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil.
Mid-19th century, southern states where blacks suffer in slavery. Cora, an ordinary African-American woman, decides to abandon the cotton plantation and escape from the cruel owners who enjoy demonstrative punishments. Her path lies along the Underground Railroad (the real name meaning the secret paths along which slaves fled from the southern states to the northern states and Canada) to freedom.Read more »