Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Director: Edward Zwick
Writer: Kevin Jarre, Lincoln Kirstein, Peter Burchard
Stars: Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes, Morgan Freeman, Jihmi Kennedy
Countries: United States
Shaw was an officer in the Federal Army during the American Civil War who volunteered to lead the first company of black soldiers. Shaw was forced to deal with the prejudices of both the enemy (who had orders to kill commanding officers of blacks), and of his own fellow officers.