No one can take away your dignity or your identity, no matter how hard they try.
Characters are strung up on a tree and hanged; in one prolonged scene, one man struggles mightily not to be choked, and it's tough to watch him. Men and women are beaten, sometimes with whips, and publicly, too. The "N" word is hurled left and right; a master forces himself on a slave. Two men engage in a fistfight; another man is stabbed, his body hurled overboard a ship. One close-up shows the bloody aftermath of a horrible, extended lashing.
A woman grabs a man's hand and touches herself with it; it's more sad than sexy. Another scene shows men and women completely naked while "buyers" look them over. A master ogles his female slave.
"Whore" and the "N" word.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some wine-drinking at dinner; later one of the men at the table is shown throwing up, as if he has drunk too much.