Based on an oral history from the Works Progress Administration’s collection of slave narratives, Tobacco Burn chronicles true events, creating a portrait of one community’s fight against oppression. Set 35 years before the Civil War at the height of American slavery, the film tells the story about how the actions of a brutal overseer spark the fire of revolution on a Southern tobacco farm.
Before gaining nationwide distribution through Gravitas Ventures, Tobacco Burn toured the international film festival circuit as an official selection in more than 60 film festivals and won 16 festival awards and prizes at festivals such as Montreal World Fest, U.S.A. Film Festival, Northampton Film Festival, and Gasparilla Film Festival.
The film also proudly features the talents of the University of Hartford Gospel Choir.
You can view a trailer for the film here: https://vimeo.com/143668369