Report on the Movie
Stripped of all human rights and taken forcefully from their homes, these people truly know what it is like to suffer. Amistad is a powerful story of the fight against slavery, and the victory of the abolitionists. This film is very moving, and should have been given many Oscars for excellent acting and directing. It is an outstanding reproduction of actual history and truly gives the viewer a feel
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the slaves being freed and the slave fortress at Sierra Leone being destroyed by British cannons! The American government tells the slaves (through interpreters) that they will take them back to Africa to lead their regular lives again. When Cinque gets back, he find his wife and children gone, it is believed that they were sold into slavery. This movie is the story of one of the first major steps in the fight against slavery.