Movie Info Set during the 1930s, Sounder is the tale of a family of black sharecroppers struggling to survive the Great Depression. The oldest son of a loving and strong family of black sharecroppers comes of age in the Depression-era South after his father is imprisoned for stealing food. The father and his dog, Sounder, go hunting each night, but the hunting is poor. When father Nathan (Paul Winfield) resorts to stealing food, he is captured by police and sent to prison, and his wife, Rebecca (Cicely Tyson), is left to care for their son, David (Kevin Hooks). The family subsists on biscuits and gravy until one morning they wake up to the smell of boiling ham. — Shannon Patrick Sullivan It's one of those rare films that can communicate fully to a child of nine or ten, and yet contains depths and … "Sounder" is a story simply told and universally moving. Soon after, Rebecca goes to … Summaries The oldest son of a loving and strong family of black sharecroppers comes of age in the Depression-era South after his father is imprisoned for stealing food. Sounder limps off into the woods, and Rebecca holds tight to Earl and Josie Mae as David follows the wounded dog, but cannot locate him.
Synopsis The Morgans, a family of poor black sharecroppers in the Depression-plagued South, struggle to find enough to eat despite the help their hunting dog, Sounder. It is one of the most compassionate and truthful of movies, and there's not a level where it doesn't succeed completely. Summary Plot Overview A black sharecropper's family is poor and hungry.