The film "Runaway Slave" is screening today at the American Black Conservative Conference in D.C.. From Human Events, about the conservative: "Beginning with its Jan. 13 Hollywood premiere, a black pastor and civil rights leader is introducing nationally his provocative film, 'Runaway Slave,' which documents how government programs enslave his community. 'I hope that the impact of this film will be to strengthen the resolve of the black community, not to be taken for granted by those who have used them to secure elected office over the last 50 years,' said Rev. C. L. Bryant, a former Garland, Texas NAACP chapter president and the creator of the film. 'There is a 50-year-old lie that caused an entire people to become slaves to the political idea that the government knows best,' he said."
The article continues: "Because Bryant is escaping from this slavery, he is a runaway slave, and to help others he building the new Underground Railroad, he said. 'I hope the impact of this film will be to put these words in the mouths of black Americans: ‘Never again will we be co-opted and used by those who make money from our vote,’' he said. An ordained Baptist minister, Bryant said he wants to expose how this slavery is perpetuated by very progressive, big-government programs that purport to liberate African-Americans from poverty and idleness."
Who's in the film?: "Featuring prominent black conservatives, such as Herman Cain and Thomas Sowell, the documentary is a series of interviews with regular people and activists about the state of blacks in America and what needs to be done. In one of the highlights of the film, Cain said, 'The increasing size and scope of the federal government is the new plantation mindlessly.' Deneen Borelli, who wrote 'Blacklash,' who also appears in the film, said her book has similar themes to those in Bryant’s documentary and echoes Cain’s observation."