PG | | Biography, Drama, History
The idealist William Wilberforce maneuvers his way through Parliament, endeavoring to end the British transatlantic slave trade.
A special screening of the film was shown in Buncrana, Co. Donegal in Ireland. This was in celebration of John Newton's link with the county, when in 1748 his slave ship, the Greyhound, came ashore after surviving a terrible storm. This event began ... ...
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Thomas Clarkson quotes a poem by Thomas Traherne, adding "when I was small I was made to learn it by heart". The poetry of Traherne (died 1674) was unpublished and unknown until 1888, long after when the movie is set.
$4,054,542 (USA) (25 February 2007)
$21,208,358 (USA) (10 June 2007)
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