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Amazing Grace is more than a movie, it’s a call to action! January 25, 2007

Posted by Matsu in News, News and politics, Random, Web.
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Amazing Grace movie posterIn 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.

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1. Ruth - January 27, 2007

This sounds wonderful – I can’t wait to see it.

That is really sobering, that more people are enslaved now than in the days of Wilberforce. So much for enlightenment.

2. Andrew - December 26, 2007

Hmm, your summary is clearly lacking in detail and accuracy. Wilberforce campaigned against the British slave *trade*, then he supported the campaign for complete abolition of slavery in the British Empire. The British Empire spanned the globe, and not simply “England” as you say. After all there were few slaves to be found on the British Isles, it was the slaves in the colonies that needed his help!

3. Matsu - December 28, 2007

Andrew, I stand corrected. Wilberforce fought long and hard in England to have slavery abolished not only in England, but across the entire British Empire. I’m not sure how you got the impression that I thought the British Empire was limited to just England, but I do not think that nor did I mean to lead my readers to that conclusion.

That being said, I did not mean to imply Wilberforce’s influence was limited to just England. After all, the movement he started had an affect on people all over the world, including Abraham Lincoln in America.

It may be worth mentioning that I wrote this post before the movie was released, so I had not seen it, yet. I apologize if you found my limited knowledge of the movie to be misleading. I was rather excited to share the news about this new movie with my friends and family, so I wrote this post. I did not think anyone would use it as some authoritative source of British history, but I am flattered that someone did.

4. film guy - January 16, 2008

thx for posting, man, i recently saw this movie, it was truly great. don’t mind the guy who said you didn’t have enough detail, movie reviews should be concise.

5. TooroBerkamCreargo - December 27, 2008

shgcwbqblqyjuterwell, hi admin adn people nice forum indeed. how’s life? hope it’s introduce branch 😉


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