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A preview of the movie by Maria Antonietta Perna, currently at A World to Win:

Michael Apted’s film fully succeeds in conveying the emotional roller-coaster felt by the abolitionists during the ups and downs of the various stages of their fight, especially the tensions felt by Wilberforce himself as he is torn between faith and politics, between reformism and revolutionary fervour, and between defeatism and perseverance. The historical reconstruction of 18th century England reveals an accurate eye for detail and the exchanges among MPs are delightfully witty and enjoyable. [READ FULL REVIEW]

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