Date: October 2012
Duration: 9 hours 11 minutes
Two little girls - one white, one colored; one free, one a slave; one never afraid, the other ever looking over her shoulder - become unlikely friends in 1852, Bedford County, Virginia. Instinctively, they know they must keep their friendship a secret. Willa and Surry are both from loving families, but Surry\'s parents are slaves and can\'t protect their daughter from the plantation overseer\'s cruel hand. Overhearing her parents argue about \"bein\' free,\" Surry asks Willa to find out what bein\' free means. The answer brings heartache to both girls, their childhood innocence lost in the wake of the coming War Between the States.