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Amistad

[cert 15, 155 mins]

Based on the true story of Sengbe Pieh. 53 captive
Africans aboard the slave ship 'La Amistad' break free
of their shackles, arm themselves and take charge of
the ship reclaiming their freedom. However the
'Amistad' is captured by an American navel ship and
the Africans are put on trial for the murder of the
crew.

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Slaves stand chained in front of guards

Director: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Morgan Freeman, Djimon Hounsou, Nigel Hawthrorne, Anthony Hopkins

Level: AS, A2, GCSE

Subjects: History

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