A report on amistad a film by steven spielberg

The problem with this approach is that we learn less about the real conditions of slavery and instead focus on the more sanitized conditions surrounding the courtroom Perhaps Spielberg wanted to show that the Africans won the court case on their own legal merits and not as part of some abolitionist cause.

Spielberg tries to show what their view of America is, their view of religion, their view of the mutiny, and their view of their imprisonment. Baldwin shows from the Tecora's inventory that the number of African people taken as slaves was reduced by It is one of the great movie courtroom speeches.

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Traditional Dancing and Singing V. During this voyage, in the summer of , the Africans performed mutiny on the ship, led by Cinque Djimon Hounsou , they kill two of the crew, and take control of the ship Massood and the internet research project Exploring Amistad of the Mystic Seaport Museum were very helpful. Cinque and many others were then sold to the Tecora, where they were held in the brig of the ship. Telling a story about the intriguing life and life lost of the Mende people A scene where Cinque sees African violets in John Quincy Adams' greenhouse and is seized with homesickness. If the authors of the study guide really want to promote an understanding of slavery, they should direct students not to this highly flawed film, but to the local library. The film gives the distinct impression that the Supreme Court was convinced by Adams' plea to repudiate slavery in favor of the natural rights of man, thus taking a major step on the road to abolition. The Age of Lincoln. And another sequence in which the mechanics of the slave trade are examined, as Africans capture members of enemy tribes and sell them to slave traders.

Telling a story about the intriguing life and life lost of the Mende people The second court case, making headlines in the media for eleven months, from towas the trial of O.

Two high-profile race-related court cases dominated the news in the early nineties. If the authors of the study guide really want to promote an understanding of slavery, they should direct students not to this highly flawed film, but to the local library.

I was surprised how little importance or screen time was given to the Morgan Freeman character, who in his few scenes indicates the volumes that remain concealed.

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The cause is supported by two Boston abolitionists, a former slave named Joadson Morgan Freeman and an immigrant named Tappan Stellan Skarsgard.

One also has to take into consideration that Spielberg had to shoot a movie that was applicable for present-day audiences.

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