5 Slavery Movies Everyone Should Watch

Saturday, March 3 by KZP

“Amistad.”

 

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Directed by Steven Spielberg and based on a factual event, this movie dramatizes how West Africans were captured as slaves, revolted during their capture and took over the slave ship. The surviving crew tricks the mutineers and instead of sailing back to West Africa, takes them to  the US where the slaves are captured and imprisoned. The prisoners enter a protracted and controversial court battle to gain their freedom.

“Taken.”

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<p>The story of human sex-trafficking and enslavement is told by this taut <a class=thriller. Liam Neeson stars as an ex-Special Forces operative, and when his daughter is kidnapped by slavers while on a vacation in France, Liam has to use his whole skill set in order to track her down before she’s sold to Who Knows Where. What follows is a disturbing look at the horror of sex slavery and the sub-humans who operate that world. Fortunately, Neeson is able to save the day before his daughter suffers the ultimate indignity.

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This is the spectacular Technicolor epic film starring legendary the Charlton Heston and Stephen Boyd. Judah Ben-hur, the son of a Jewish sovereign and wealthy merchant, is betrayed and sold into slavery by boyhood friend  Messala (Boyd). Because Ben-hur refuses to betray the Jewish people, he is sold into slavery as an example to intimidate. As a slave, Ben-hur learns restraint and control, eventually gaining his freedom to triumph against Messala in the  film’s most climatic scene, the chariot race.