Thursday, January 19, 2012

Theatrical Thursdays: Amazing Grace

Last Friday we had a movie night, and I picked Amazing Grace, a movie about the abolition of the slave trade in England. I wasn't sure how it would go over with the 8/6/4 year olds, but surprisingly, they were all completely enthralled with the movie, a fairly gentle introduction to the issue of slavery, appropriate for this past Martin Luther King Jr. Day. I say fairly gentle even though #2 asked why the people died making sugar, and #3 wanted to know why the ships stank so badly. Very moving movie, I recommend it highly.

Even the preview makes me tear up. Sniff sniff.


  1. So why is it that ours is the only "civilized" nation in the world that needed to kill a million people to end slavery?

    1. Well, most of England probably wouldn't call American 'civilized' anyway:)

  2. I would love to see this movie- what a moving preview! On my list of movies to watch!