ADIFF New York 2023 Opening Night Film: Hope of Escape
OPENING NIGHT FILM screening followed by Q&A + VIP Reception
This historical docudrama tells the true story that follows the incredible journey of an enslaved mother and daughter who must escape before they are sold and separated forever. Their only hope is to connect with their free relatives in the North and convince the most powerful abolitionists of their time to help them.
Hope of Escape takes the audience through a new chapter of antebellum slavery that depicts the “above-ground railroad” or the raising of money to free enslaved loved ones.
A star-studded “cast” of historic characters include abolitionist Julia Williams; famous orator Henry Highland Garnet, and renowned abolitionists William Lloyd Garrison and Lewis Tappan. Now a rescue effort, involving hundreds of people, offers a ray of hope as the countdown begins for Diana and Cornelia’s escape.