This past year brought a truly wonderful film about the iconic abolitionist, Harriet Tubman. The movie was hailed by critics as finally getting the story of her life told in cinematic format and giving African-Americans a front and center place in Hollywood and showcased as a potent force of modern American culture. However, after the movie came out controversy broke out about the film. The story was told well and a woman of color was in the lead role, what could go wrong? As it turns out, the actress case for the lead role of Harriet Tubman was British. The iconic American story was being told by someone from another country. In this video, the controversy is discussed through interviews with both sides and trying to answer a perplexing question, can this story be told by a non-American?