I first saw this movie last year, and it immediately shot to the top of my favourite movies list.
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It’s about William Wilberforce, a Christian who was central to getting slavery outlawed throughout the British empire. I knew almost nothing about him before seeing the movie. Before our Civil War, he fought for human rights.
The movie is an amazing historical drama. It’s beautiful, and inspiring. Wilberforce suffered from chronic illness, and struggled with an addiction to painkillers given to him because of it. But he did not succumb to discouragement. He was an amazing fighter.
The movie has joy, humor, trouble and triumph. It highlights love, faith, seeking one’s way and then sticking to it once it has been found.