What if the South had won the war? Would slavery still exist today? What would a Ken Burns documentary about the "War of Northern Aggression" look like? These and many more questions are answered by the "mockumentary" C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2006). We rented the film last night and had a lot of good laughs. Some of the scenes were hilarious. More troubling were some of the items that were presented in the film as if made up -- but they weren't. Anyone who grew up in the US in the Fifties or Sixties can probably remember other instances of racism in advertizing or on TV. If you rent the film, make sure to watch the extra materials, including information about the historical basis for some of the things portrayed in the film. The film stays true to the Oscar Wilde quote that it cites: "If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you." Given the film's small budget, Kevin Willmott created a good film.
Jefferson Davis moves into the White House
Abraham Lincoln is exiled to Canada.
There really was a tobacco company
by this name from the 1880's to the
early part of the 20th Century.
Three restaurants operated under
this name in Utah, Washington, and Oregon
from the Mid-Twenties to the late Fifties.