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Still shot from the movie: Amazing Grace.

Amazing Grace

Based on a true story, Amazing Grace follows the life of William Wilberforce (played by Ioan Gruffudd), a Member of Parliament in 18th Century England who attempted to end slavery in Britain. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A-
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: A
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 117
Theater Release: 22 Feb 2007
Video Release: 12 Nov 2007
MPAA Rating: PG
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Slavery becomes a hot political topic in the British Parliament with many legislatures seeming to vote according to their party lines rather than personal conscience. What issues may have a similar effect on current politicians? Are there subjects that should be above party lines?

What costs did the elimination of the slave trade pose for ship owners, the government’s treasury and invested interests? Who else would have had their livelihood threatened? What difficulties would the slaves themselves face?

Persistence leads to change by small degrees. What sacrifices does William Wilberforce make for the cause he believes in? Who else makes similar commitments? What would you be willing to do for a cause you believe in?

For more information and a study guide for teachers, visit this film’s official website at www.amazinggracemovie.com.

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