Amazing Grace is more than a movie, it’s a call to action! January 25, 2007Posted by Matsu in News, News and politics, Random, Web.
In less than a month a new movie called “Amazing Grace” is being released by Bristol Bay Productions, who also produced “Ray” (and are part of Walden Media, the people who brought us the Chronicles of Narnia).
Amazing Grace tells the true story of William Wilberforce, the English politician who fought a long and arduous battle to have slavery abolished in England during the 19th century. If you want to see a preview of the movie, you can watch the Amazing Grace trailer here.
Not only is the movie a powerful story of a man who stands up for the human rights of a whole population of enslaved people in the 1700’s and 1800’s, it is also meant to bring attention to modern day slavery. Yes, even today there are millions of people who are enslaved in lands across the globe. In fact, according to The Amazing Change, an organization created to fight slavery, there are move people enslaved right now than there were back in the day of William Wilberforce. A sobering thought and one that should call us into action.
The Amazing Grace movie will be released on February 23, 2007. I encourage you to see it when it comes to your corner of the world.