The Deliverance

A family in a shrinking black farming community in Texas have a deep spiritual and historical connection with the land that is being disrupted by climate change. So, when a land investor takes interest in buying their land, they must weigh which option is best for their future and their freedom.
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The Deliverance

Character Information

  • MAMA OLA
    N/A,
    Black, African American
    ,
    woman
    griot, storyteller; holder of history.
  • LORRAINE HOWARD
    60,
    Black, African American
    ,
    woman
    Wife of Curtis.
  • LENNY HOWARD
    40,
    Black, African American
    ,
    Man
    Eldest son of Curtis. 5th generation farmer. Next in line to inherit the farm.
  • JOHN CRAWFORD
    62,
    Black, African American
    ,
    Man
    Neighboring farmer.
  • HARVEST DANCERS
    N/A,
    Black, African American
    ,
    Any gender
  • GREG HOWARD
    35,
    Black, African American
    ,
    Man
    Youngest son of Curtis. Has recently finished business school.
  • FIELDS
    N/A, Array,
    N/A
  • DONNA HOWARD
    35,
    Black, African American
    ,
    woman
    Wife of Lenny. 7 Months pregnant with their first child.
  • DON RICHARDS
    50s-60s,
    White
    ,
    Man
    Investor.
  • CURTIS HOWARD
    66,
    Black, African American
    ,
    Man
    Howard family patriarch. 4th generation farmer. Owner of the Howard family farm.
  • ASASE YAA
    N/A,
    Black, African American
    ,
    woman
    Mother Earth; bearer of life.

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