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THE LENA BAKER STORY (2008)

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Catalogue No. ACC0117
SRP A$19.95
APN 9333723001179
DVD Release Date 28 Jul 2009
Director Ralph Wilcox
Producer --
Cast Tichina Arnold, Peter Coyote, Michael Rooker.
Genre Historical Drama
Rating M (Mature themes and violence)
Run Time 108 min
Visual Format 2.35:1
Audio Format Dolby 5.1
Language English
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Synopsis
Based on the true life story of Lena Baker, the first woman to be sent to the electric chair in Georgia for the murder of her employer, who forced her into sexual slavery, The Lena Baker Story takes place in the early 1900’s through 1945 in Cuthbert, Georgia.  It’s the story of one woman’s attempt to rise above the challenges of life, the choices she makes, and the consequences of those choices.  The moment she thinks she has overcome her inner demons, she is called to work for Elliot Arthur, a father, a millworker and a drunk.  As their relationship unfolds,  it becomes strange, strained, and highly unacceptable for the time.  Elliot Arthur needs Lena and in return Lena seems to need him.  He abuses her and keeps her from her children by imprisoning her in his home.  When she has finally had enough, Lena stands up and attempts to break free from the bondage of Elliot Arthur. A struggle ensues, and Elliot Arthur, a white man, is shot by Lena Baker, an African-American woman, on a hot, humid night in Southwest Georgia in 1945.
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