Seeing beauty in an ugly history - director Barry Jenkins on The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad reimagines the historical "underground railroad" as a literal railroad. PHOTO: AMAZON PRIME VIDEO
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LOS ANGELES - In The Underground Railroad, Oscar-winning director Barry Jenkins tells the story of a runaway slave and the bounty hunter sent after her.

Now streaming on Amazon Prime Video in Singapore, the series reimagines the historical "underground railroad" - a network of people, secret routes and safehouses that helped slaves escape America's south - as a literal railroad.

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