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The Amazing Grace (2006)

The story of British slave trader John Newton's voyage to West Africa and the events that inspired him to write the world's most popular hymn, Amazing Grace.

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Oliver
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Ansa (as Mbong Odungide)
Fred Amata ...
Etim
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Simmons
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Maria Davies
Zack Amata ...
Village Priest
Itam Efa Williamson ...
Orok
Ita Bassey ...
Chief
Chika Chukwu ...
Maria Davies' daughter (as Chica Chukwu)
Hannah Aniekan ...
Little Maria
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Itiav
Margret Akpan ...
Makamba
Grace Bassey ...
Emem
Utibe Bassey ...
Eyo
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John Newton is captain of a slave ship moored off the coast of Nigeria. He stands at a crossroads in his life, his morality and religion at odds with the brutality of his chosen profession. Stepping ashore, he starts on a journey of redemption that will end in tragedy but prove the catalyst for greater achievements. A local anthem sung in adversity by the slaves he captures punctuates the film. It will be the inspiration for John Newton's redemption, and, years later, for his writing of the world's most enduring hymn, Amazing Grace. Written by Jeta Amata

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A Graça Divina  »

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£400,000 (estimated)
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Ansa: I may not live to see the day when our color will stop being a curse to the white man, but some day it will. Someday we will have people strong enough, powerful enough, proud enough to defend our people. Someday we will be free from every kind of enslavement... Someday the blind will see.
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Watchable But could have been better
11 May 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is not a bad film and very watchable, but it could have been a lot better. I am not sure how accurate it all is Historically but it does show some of the things that made slavery such an appalling part of mans history. I doubt the love story part of it was true and Newton carried on as a slave trader many years after these events were suppose to take place. I doubt the native African women wore quite that many clothes and I doubt the society they lived in was quite as westernised as portrayed. That being said it is worth a watch and has some interesting and dramatic moments. Also Nigerian director/writer/producer Jeta Amata, the film provides a refreshing and creative African perspective on the familiar "Amazing Grace" theme. Nigerian actors Joke Silva, Mbong Odungide, and Fred Amata (brother of the director) portray Africans who are captured and wrested away from their homeland by slave traders.


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