Abolitionist Theodore Joadson seeks the legal advice of John Quincy Adams, who advises Joadson to focus finding out who the defendants really are.
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Freedom is not given. It is our right at birth. But there are some moments when it must be taken.
Based on the true story of America’s slave trade, the film shows the saga of an 1839 mutiny aboard the slave ship, Amistad. Much of the story revolves a courtroom drama as lawyers for the slaves seek their freedom and return home. The case is a watershed moment for America-Spain relations, and reveals the political machinations as it holds repercussions on the North-South conflict eventually leading to America’s Civil War.
MPAA: Rated R for some scenes of strong brutal violence and some related nudity
Principal Cast: Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, Anthony Hopkins, and Morgan Freeman
Director: Steven Spielberg
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