Tuesday, December 1, 2009

What if the South had won the Civil War

C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America is a 2004 mockumentary directed by Kevin Willmott. It is a fictional account of an alternate history in which the Confederates won the American Civil War. This viewpoint is used to satirize subsequent issues and events in American culture.


I have always been fascinated with alternate timelines and realities like this. CSA is like a glance into a world that might have been if the unthinkable had happened. Using imagery out of our own culture, it creates a world of today with slaves and a way of life that might be possible again considering the polarization our nation is experiencing. Some of the imagry is disquieting. Blacks are chattel, women are chattel as well, with an antebellum romanticism portrays a nation that might have been. CSA is a satire on not only our world today, but a satire of the romanticism and nostaga of the old South.

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