Monday, February 25, 2013

Movie review: Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace is a wonderful movie about the destruction of the British slave trade. Based on the true story this 2006 film was strongly recommended to me when it came out. I was busy at the time and only got around to seeing it recently. I wish I had seen it sooner.

The movie shows us how William Wilberforce struggled for years to stop British ships from trafficking in slaves. He was opposed by those who made money from the trade. William was a young politician who experiences a religious conversion. At first he considered giving up politics but decides to try to get rid of the slave trade. He started in 1782 and was unsuccessful for years. He is supported by a few others devoted to the cause, but for a long time they are unable to convince a majority of the Parliament to stop the trade. Finally they are successful.

I strongly recommend the movie. If you have not seen it, track down the DVD now. It is well worth watching. It is uplifting to see how a few determined men can accomplish great things.

Here is the trailer:

No comments: