Lincoln: Divided Stand It is a six-part documentary series narrated by him this is us Sterling K. Brown looks at the story of the 16th President of the United States.
The hope, according to executive producer Nancy Glass, who runs Glass Entertainment, is that it is a deep dive into the history of the man who led the United States through the Civil War.
Lincoln’s life is often reduced to many generalizations: he was tall; He wore a hat free the slaves. Assassinated. In fact, he was a man of versatility. He was a funny, anxious father. He was a strategist and a brilliant political orator. Throughout this documentary series, viewers will learn about his extremely multi-layered life. “
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Lincoln, who ruled between 1861 and 1865, had his name mentioned frequently over the past four years, largely by President Donald Trump, who was fond of reminding people that he knew Lincoln was a Republican. It has also appeared in a conversation recently as the United States faces a new constitutional crisis with an attack on the Capitol.
Not sure Lincoln has left the political talks. It’s a very big part of the American story. Our job was to tell a full story, and fortunately we had six hours of live broadcast to do that, “Glass said.
Was there any pressure given Trump’s apparent admiration for the Kentucky-born leader? “The only pressure you have is to tell a story well. The research and conversation about Lincoln’s wonderful life was interesting and fun. My team and I really liked the story planning process.”
Lincoln is perhaps best known for his engineering to end slavery by proclaiming the Emancipation of Slavery and promoting the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which outlaws slavery nationwide.
But Glass points out that Lincoln was not in favor of abolishing the death penalty. He was morally against slavery for most of his political career, until his reelection. His Emancipation Proclamation was not about emancipation of slaves. Instead, he argued against the expansion of slavery into a new territory. Not all slaves were freed, only those who lived in the Confederate countries, and it was a warlike measure intended to destroy the infrastructure of the Confederate army. Although his beliefs about slavery later developed, Lincoln pursued methods of colonizing slaves outside the United States, feeling confident that four million freed slaves would financially threaten the free white workforce. He did not think until the end of the Civil War that there was a place for free blacks in America. “
The six-part series, which begins Sunday, February 14th, mixes expert interviews, cinematic recreations, and rare artifacts, with images and messages never broadcast before. We’ve spent more than two years on this project. We’ve also been involved in helping over 22 of the nation’s most trusted Lincoln experts, including the Pulitzer Prize, best-selling authors, political commentators, historians, and professors, Glass said. Civil rights leaders. We helped all participants uncover the artifacts in the program. “
Glass Entertainment, which previously produced Pope: The most powerful man in history For CNN, it’s been filmed entirely throughout the Covid-19 pandemic with the bulk of filming in August. This included recreations with more than 150 people using LEDs used to create an analog oil lamp environment. The team also filmed at Superfast in the 1970s to make the look.
Glass said it was a “hard effort” to achieve. “While no one caught a covid, I was hit by a lightning while filming the location. It was a wild hit, so I was fine.”