Call Number: PN1997.A48 1999 DVD
Based on a true story, the movie chronicles the 1839 journey of a group of enslaved Africans who overtake their captor's ship and attempt to return to their beloved homeland. When the ship, La Amistad, is seized, these captives are brought to the United States where they are charged with murder and await their fate in prison. Much of the story involves the court-room drama about the slave who led the revolt. Originally released as a motion picture in 1997.
Director: Steven Spielberg
Writer: David Franzoni
Cast: Morgan Freeman, Nigel Hawthorne, Anthony Hopkins, Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, David Paymer, Pete Postlethwaite, Stellan Skarsgård.