William Wilberforce, a leader of the British abolition movement, struggled to pass a law to end the slave trade in the late 18th century. Wilberforce was born into the age of the Great British Empire when the country’s influence around the globe was at its most powerful. It was, however, an age when the rumblings of social discontent were emerging, and a time when reformers faced an uphill struggle to be heard.
Amazing Grace played at the 2006 Heartland Film Festival as an Opening Night Event.
Sample F.I.L.M. Curriculum Questions:
Why and how does ending the slave trade in Great Britain become William Wilberforce’s great passion?
Why are the other Members of Parliament so unwilling to give up the trade?