This essay is about La Amistad movie that we saw in class. The movie had many characters and was speak in many languages that are the following: English, Mende, and Spanish. The movie was directed by Steven Spielberg which is a famous director by directing movies like the ones of Jurassic park and jaws. The main actors who appeared in this movie are Morgan freeman, Anthony Hopkins, Dijimon Hounsou, and Matthew McConaughey. The music that was in this movie was by John Williams. The complete movie was edited by Michael Kahn. The production company of this movie was HBO Films. The movie was distributed by DreamWorks Pictures, is a really famous option of distribution because had produced movies like Shrek and Madagascar. The movie was launched December 10 1997 in the movie theater. Something interesting about this movie is that this movie was the second which was distributed by DreamWorks Pictures, The Peacemaker was the first one of DreamWorks Pictures. The time that the movie take of recording were like 2 or 3 years. The movie has a duration of 154 minutes or 2 hours and 34 minutes. The budget that they had for this movie was $36 million and the Box office was $44.2 million. The historical setting of this movie was 1839.
Amistad is a 1997 American historical drama film directed by the world-renowned, Mr. Steven Spielberg. The film was based on the true story of America’s slave trade in 1839 which shows the saga a mutiny aboard the slave ship La Amistad, during which Mende tribesmen abducted for the slave trade managed to gain control of their captors’ ship off the coast of Cuba, and the international legal battle that followed their capture by a U.S revenue cutter. Much of the story revolves a courtroom drama as lawyers for the slaves seek their freedom and return home. The case is a watershed moment for America- Spain relations, and reveals the political machinations as it holds repercussions on the North- South conflict eventually leading to America’s Civil War.
In August 13,1840 the Supreme Court upholds lower court and allowed the Amistad mutineers to return to Africa. In November 7,1840 slaves aboard the Creole mutiny and sailed the ship to Nasseo, a British post, where the slaves were freed. Mathematical Discoveries/Scientific Discoveries:
The Amistad the (movie) This essay is about the Amistad, the Amistad is a movie based on real events that happened in that time(approximately in the 19th century, it is also before the civil war) the Amistad was a ship, the movie was directed by Steven Spielberg, he directed a lot of movies like Jaws, E.T, and also Jurassic park 3d, the Amistad took place in the civil war time, the conditions in that time were bad, they had slavery in the southern states and the slavery was forbidden. The plot of the movie started when the slaves of the Amistad took over the ship and they left only 2 Spanish people alive so they can take them back to Africa, but they miss directed the ship and they took them to the southern United States were captured by the southern states of United States because they wanted slaves for work, then when they were taken to various court trials until they got free and they were free and
I don’t know way American people decided to do this but it was sad for the African who suffered their lives to not die. At first European people were used to buy the African slaves but were taken by the Americans, the African were known to be hard workers and have experience in building things, doing weapons with the materials they have, they were smart and good learners. Throughout the trip America took 10 million of Africans. The ship was tight and a
They didn’t want any of this and it is clearly obvious that they didn’t have any option. The incompetent and absurd persecutors shipped them to America. As far as we know, Africa and America have different cultures, traditions, and lifestyle. Also, they were traversing from one place to another, depending on what their owners have agreed. Aside from being tormented and working, it is obvious that there is an abrupt shift and circulation in culture, viewpoints, ideas, and lifestyle
The truth is that the Africans live in a poor state due to the effect of brutal colonial exploitation, involuntary slavery and cruel violence towards them. This is because, in order for the European to gain the profit, Europe had assigned them as the manual labors. Marlow stated that they were forced by the Europe to be “carriers” and do the hard works so that the Europe gain the richness of the lands. For example, the Africans carry the packages which weight around 40 to 70 pounds on their backs and face the hard path throughout the jungle (Enas Subhi, 2010). Even worst, Marlow frequently saw the Africans were being beaten by the European when the carrying packages fall to the ground (Enas Subhi, 2010).
Great observation, in the reading I found several shocking events in our reading and unfortunately, I wasn’t able to elaborate on each one, but I agree with your surprising event that, slavery existed long before the Europeans arrived on the shores of West Africa and long before the 20 slaves arrived in Jamestown in 1619 (Robin, Kelley & Lewis, 2005,). For the most part, in my earlier education my understanding that slavery started when Christopher Columbus discover America. Therefore, to learned in the reading that other Africans were assisting the Europeans in capturing fellow Africans from different tribes made me angry. Therefore, when I read the story about Olauda Equiano were kidnap by Africans from different tribe really gave me a clear
Slavery has been around for centuries at a time and its origin stretches far beyond that of slavery in America. The Africans that were taken from their homes and separated from their families and friends had to endure a horrendous life following their capture, one filled with torture, pain, and utter degradation. They were stripped of numerous aspects of their culture such as their religion and native tongue and more often than not, had to embark on a metaphorical trek in order to find their identity once again as their European and American masters slowly took away all that they once had and knew. An enslaved African would need to have the determination and will to survive right from the start of their voyage to the New World.
The slaves were starved from their basic vitamin intake. Below the deck was extremely unsanitary. There was a constant smell below as there was no toilet provided. Slaves were often beaten with whips, woman were raped. Again, we see how the slaves were treated merely as animals while the captain and other members of the crew were living much more comfortably than the slaves on board.
This suggests that just because the Africans wanted to speak their mind against injustices, they were imprisoned in their own country. The rulers took away their independence. This may happen if the U.S. were to colonize South America because the U.S. has more power and influence similar to Britain. In addition to taking away their free will, South America has problems with