Eight years later, I see no one has responded.
I don't think that was a funeral (unless it was portrayed as such in this other version), it was showing how even religion was used to condone slavery, much the same way religion was done in the civil rights era, with KKK meetings in the church, likewise showing whites sitting at the front of the church, but the slaves only allowed to stand in the back.
I just watched this program yesterday for the first time, having never heard of it, and it was truly an eye-opener. I then went to see Nate Parker's Birth of A Nation.
But back to GUT, I was blown away by its frankness and its depictions. I wondered where it was filmed and see now this was done in Haiti, as well as now it's been almost fifty years ago.
All these 'exploited men, women and children' are now elderly, and all the white people, as old as they were, have surely passed on.
I don't see it as dark humor. After the gang rape, everything that came next was just draining and difficult to become enraged over (I'm white, by the way) as it was all just how these people, the slaves, were treated and exploited over two hundred years ago. Nothing could be changed about it.
Much like Birth of A Nation, it is also apparent that many of these white attitudes and thoughts are still prevalent today. That's really what was truly shocking for me.