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Follows Shields Green (Okeniyi), who in 1859 escaped from a plantation and made a daring journey north where he met Frederick Douglass (Lennix) and John Brown. With the opportunity to continue to freedom in Canada, Green instead chose to fight to end slavery.
Location: US - Georgia
Serbian born Nicola Tesla immigrates to the U.S. in the early 1880s and begins working for Thomas Edison. What begins as a warm professional relationship turns into a fierce, hostile rivalry when Tesla quits Edison after feeling he has been unfairly compensated for designing improvements to the company’s inefficient motor and generators designs. Their rivalry forms the basis for the"current wars" in the 1880s and 1890s, as Edison is a proponent of direct current, while Tesla advocates for alternating current transmission of electricity.
Location: US - New York
Follows a young man (Marc-Andre Grondin) with a face mutilated to appear that he is constantly laughing. The man, who works in a travelling caravan and is named Gwynplain, is revealed to be a son of a baron who was kidnapped at the age of two, sold and disfigured, and is now heir to a vast fortune.