CSA: The Confederate States of America
CSA: The Confederate States of America (2005)

What if the South had won the Civil War? 'CSA' ventures a glimpse at such a world. It simulates the experience of watching the grand history of the Confederate nation as it fights to preserve its antebellum way of life. After… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 7, 2005
DVD Release Date: August 8, 2006
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Through the eyes of a British "documentary", this film takes a satirically humorous, and sometimes frightening, look at the history of an America where the South won the Civil War.

Richard Brody
New Yorker

"C.S.A." tells a counter-story of how slavery survives to the present day-and it uses traces of contemporary pop culture to show that the notion isn't really even such a stretch.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

A sometimes incisive, sometimes amateurish look at race in America, the things we do and tolerate as a nation that are really no different from an America ruled by unrepentant slave-holders.

Betsy Sherman
Arts Fuse

[CSA is] an extraordinary new mock-u-mentary.

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

By slyly nudging both history and the language of television, this mock documentary about an America won by the Confederacy ... manages to be both shocking and strangely banal in equal measure.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

A piece of well-crafted righteous indignation.

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Fernando F. Croce

Brimming with daring concepts though only sporadically united into a lacerating whole

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

The satire comes to feel strained and the whole premise gets awfully precious, reducing social subtleties to cinematic simplicities.

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

[Writer/Director] Willmott could have easily stumbled over his own cleverness but, as with the rest of the movie, his fantasia is intellectually rigorous and makes for stimulating debate.

Stefan Birgir Stefansson

interesting, though very melodramatic

Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
James Alvarez
In this "what If" we get to see what would happen if the US was Alabama.
Lovable Misanthrope
It was SOOOOO boring!!! But, it was an interesting concept and the way the film was put together was really unique in my opinion. I don't know if I… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"CSA: The Confederate States of America" is a chilling and meticulously researched faux documentary set in an alternate reality… More
Brett Warren
CSA is a thought provoking and humorous look at the sheer absurdities of white-centric world views. Like Wolfe's "Colored Museum" turned on its… More