Monday, July 03, 2006

Wilberforce - Amazing Grace

Andrew Jones of Tall Skinny Kiwi has this post on a new film coming out: Amazing Grace and the Blogosphere
Walden Media (who gave us The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe) are releasing a movie next March that might set the bloggers keyboards a-tappin'. Amazing Grace is a movie based on the life of William Wilberforce, set to release on the 200th anniversary of the abolition of slave trade in UK.

CMS [Church Mission Society] personnel who have seen a preview of the film and discussing how this movie could support their existing efforts in bringing Christ's freedom to those bound up in forms of slavery, like African Snow, a play about slavery in the 21st century, or Free for All, a youth theatre troupe that will tour the cathedrals of UK over the next year, or the theme of Setting Captives Free in this years Greenbelt Festival.

Here's the rest of the article.

It should be an interesting film. If you have read anything about Wilberforce you know that his life was one of perceverance in seeing slavery abolished. It will be interesting to see if the film gets connected to current efforts to stop slavery and enable freedom. Or at the very least, raise the awareness that slavery does indeed exist in 2006.

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