A FILM BY CAROLE BIENAIMÉ BESSE - 52' - 2013 - FRANCE TÉLÉVISIONS
One hundred and fifty years ago, on January 1st, 1863, as the Civil War raged, the President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln decided to declare the Emancipation of Slaves. Founding Father of America and guarantor of the Union, Abraham Lincoln is the most popular of the American presidents. As the man who freed the slaves and promoted the industrial revolution, he has become a national hero over the years and his adventures are told to children from their earliest age. But what is behind this myth, Who was the real Abraham Lincoln? What if the reasons that persuaded him to emancipate and then free the slaves were in fact linked to economic factors?