Set in New Orleans in 1840 this is the tale about the "free people of color," who formed their own class at a time when the predominant role of blacks in society were as slaves. Focusing on the the ordeal a young man named Marcel Ste. Marie, who searches for the truth about his heritage. Actors: Ben Vereen, Forest Whitaker, Gloria Reuben Special Features: 2-Disc DVD; Director and Cast Interviews; the Making Of; 15 Minute Featurette shot at New Orleans which includes a conversation with creator Anne Rice. Year: 2002 Original Language: English.