WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY
October 5, 2023
Thomas Jefferson Byrd
Freedom’s Path, tells the story of William Anderson, a young man who runs away from home to join the Union army near the end of the American Civil War. Thrust into a bloody battle, William is injured and flees from the skirmish. He is discovered by Kitch, a run-away slave, who risks everything to get William deep within the woods to the safety of his adopted home. William soon discovers that his rescuer is part of a secret community of freed slaves, aiding escaped black “fugitives” North via The Underground Railroad.
William’s wounds become the least of his worries when a psychotic, Confederate slave-catcher discovers the underground network… bringing the realities of war and the harshness of life crashing down on both William and Kitch. It is here, that William’s world is changed forever, an imprint beard deep into his soul, by a slave who teaches him just what it is to be free—what it is to be human.