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Sacred Soil: The Piney Woods School Story (2024)

The Story

Sacred Soil is the story of Piney Woods School, one of America’s oldest Black boarding schools. This film amplifies the journeys of several school students and staff members, providing a never-before-seen window into the ever-evolving, complex layers of the school and its students. The movie vividly, beautifully  captures the emotional, physical, and mental tolls required to be young, Black, and educated in America by honoring the students’ perspectives of themselves and their school.


The Deets

Rating: NR
Runtime: TBD
Genre: Documenary
Original Language: English
Release Date (Streaming): February 23, 2024

Main Cast

Leonardo DiCaprio as Ernest Burkhart
Robert De Niro as William King Hale
Lily Gladstone as Mollie Burkhart
Jesse Plemons as Thomas Bruce White Sr.
Tantoo Cardinal as Lizzie Q
John Lithgow as Peter Leaward

Production & Crew

Distributor: Hulu
Production Co: State of the Art, Inc
Director(s): JJ Anderson
Producer(s): Kelley L. Carter, JJ Anderson, Marc Jordan, Jason Aidoo

The Trailer

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