Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace (2007) PG
This moving film tells the story of the fight to outlaw slavery throughout the British Empire during the late 18th century. Based upon true events, we learn of idealist William Wilberforce, who fights in Parliament for the abolition of the trade and is pushed along by many including his pastor, John Newton.

Newton was a slave trader who experienced a “great deliverance” during a storm at sea. He came to recognize the inherent evil of the slave trade and for the rest of his life tried to make amends to his savior for the wrong he committed against his fellow man. Newton is the author of the timeless hymn “Amazing Grace.”

The film is moving and inspirational with wonderful acting by Albert Finney and Michael Gambon.

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