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Amazing Grace: the movie.

I just came from a free grand premiere screening of the movie! It's only released tomorrow.



William Wilberford: The british politician who fought 20 years for the abolition of abolition of the slave trade, established the association against cruelty to animals, and against the National Lottery. A 2006 movie directed by Michael Apted. Starring Ioan Gruffurd, Ciaran Hinds and Michael Gambon.

A friend asked me but isn't Amazing Grace written by a minister? Yes it is. His name is John Newton. John Newton used to be the captain of a ship that plied the slave trade. This movie is based on William Wilberford who was hugely influenced by the former, and used his position as a politician to lobby for the emancipation and abolition of the slave trade.

3 comments

quixotic said...

wow.. this was out like around easter over here.... liked it??

cheayee said...

the storyline is not bad. although a lot of people might mistake it to be a very Christian movie. (although it is inspired by the song however.)

luxen said...

I think you got his name wrong, it's supposed to be William Wilberforce?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Wilberforce

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