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The voyage of La Amistad [videorecording] : a quest for freedom / MPI Teleproductions
DVDs DVDs | MPI Home Video | 2005
Available at Adult DVD-Nonfiction (Call number: 326.0973 V)
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Imprint
[United States] : MPI Home Video, [2005].
Descript
1 videodisc (ca. 70 min.) : sd., col. & b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
System Det
DVD.
Note
Title from container.
Performer
Narrated by Alfre Woodard, with Charles Durning and Brock Peters.
Credits
Writer, Warneke J. Smith ; producer/director, H.D. Motyl ; editor, John Lux.
Note
Originally broadcast on television in 1998.
Audience
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary
This documentary tells the story of the revolt aboard the slave ship La Amistad, in which Africans abducted from Sierra Leone in violation of international law took over the ship on which they were held, only to end up in the American court system. They took their case all the way to the Supreme Court, with various abolitionists and former president John Quincy Adams leading the way. Based on court documents and transcripts, letters written by the Africans and their lawyers, newspaper articles, and testimony from present-day scholars.
Local Note
MW, 2-09
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ISBN
0788606336
9780788606335
ISBN/ISSN
030306727998
Music #
DVD7279 MPI Home Video
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