A very unusual and pensive movie. Must have gone directly to video and I don’t know why. The story is so intense that getting it on a movie of two hours is pretty tough. They got the basics: one man’s passion for doing away with the slave trade. It was the driver in his life. What a wonderful thing to have a passion and never give up. And, I might add: to have a forum, a pulpit, to get the message out there and to actually change things. As an aside, I will admit that there was some wishful thinking on my pet cause of National Community Service but without much of a chance to make a difference. And, can anyone think of anything more terrible than trafficing in human souls. Well, asking a few Americans to fight our wars is not far behind.
There were lots of nuances to this movie, the protagonist’s sickness for one thing, probably chron’s disease. Then, there was the song, Amazing Grace, the power of a hymn was simply overwhelming.
Some things weren’t totally fleshed out as well as they could be but OK. It sure struck me, although subtle in the movie: the English slave trade was greatly enhanced by the Americans. And, it surely didn’t escape me that America who practised the slave trade and helped others do it a little more than a hundred years ago has now elected a President who very well is decended from slaves God bless America, we are still trying to get it right Good movie, 2 parachutes.