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Box Brown: A Box Marked Freedom

Directed by Robert Alan Underhill, Aravind Ragupathi
U.S. | 2023 | Narrative
92 minutes

"Box Brown: A Box Marked Freedom" is the incredible TRUE story of Henry "Box" Brown, an enslaved man who mailed himself to freedom in 1849. Directed by Rob Underhill and Aravind Ragupathi, the film shines a spotlight on the brutal conditions of slavery, both physical and emotional, and how one man is willing to risk everything to escape it all. The story is based on the one-man-show, 'One Noble Journey', written and performed by Mike Wiley. Mike also co-wrote Box Brown and also plays Henry "Box" Brown in the film.