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Amazing Grace - Parliament Abolishes the Slave Trade

Trailer of the film, Amazing Grace, which tells the story of one man's determination to overturn an unjust law. 

For years, William Wilberforce tried to convince the British Parliament that the slave trade was wrong.  On the 23rd of February, 1807, he finally succeeded when Parliament overturned the law by a vote of 283 to 16.

Wilberforce was present for the vote.  After it was over, he bowed his head and wept.


Media Credits

Amazing Grace - 2006 Film by Bristol Bay Productions

Directed by:
Michael Apted

Produced by:
Terrence Malick
Patricia Heaton
David Hunt
Edward R. Pressman
Ken Wales

Written by:
Steven Knight

Starring:
Ioan Gruffudd
Albert Finney

Music by:
David Arnold

Cinematography by:
Remi Adefarasin

Distributed by:
IDP, Samuel Goldwyn Films

Release dates:
September 16, 2006 - premiere
February 23, 2007 - US
March 23, 2007 - UK
 
Running time:
118 minutes

 

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