August 12, 2007

Amazing Grace, by Michael Apted

Behind the song you love is a story you will never forget.

Amazing Grace is about the campaign against the slave trade in 18th century Britain, led by famous abolitionist William Wilberforce, who was responsible for steering anti-slave trade legislation through the British parliament. The title is a reference to the hymn "Amazing Grace" and the film also recounts John Newton's writing of the hymn.

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