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The Ditchdigger's Daughters (23-Feb-1997)

Director: Johnny E. Jensen

Writer: Paris Qualles

Based on a book: The Ditch Digger's Daughters by Yvonne S. Thornton and Jo Coudert

Keywords: Drama

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Monica Calhoun
29-Jul-1971   Bagdad Café
Monique Coleman
13-Nov-1980   High School Musical
Victoria Dillard
20-Sep-1969   Janelle Cooper on Spin City
Kimberly Elise
17-Apr-1967   Diary of a Mad Black Woman
Dulé Hill
3-May-1975   Charlie on The West Wing
Carl Lumbly
14-Aug-1952   Marcus Dixon on Alias
Lynne Moody
17-Feb-1950   Patricia Williams on Knots Landing


Review by Luis Vega (posted on 21-Oct-2008)

This is a powerful, moving, clean story that forces one to look at the history of our evolving nation, and a man who was determined to pull his family through. This is a tear jerker that tempts one to judge the actions of a determined father based on standards and norms of our current culture; however, when one is reminded of the atrocities that were part of the birth pains of this nation, it is clear that one man's love was loudly proclaimed through actions that were rigid and overwhelming, but necessary due to the ugliness of racism. This movie is recommended to all Americans, not to shame any peoples, but to constantly remind us where we were and why we cannot go back. This movie is awesome. I saw it twice and will be showing it at my church the first chance I get. Excellent acting, excellent story line, excellent production.

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