A group of slaves stand trial for murder after a failed bid to travel home to Africa on the ship La Amistad. Their case is taken up by a property lawyer, who argues that the slaves were kidnapped and should be treated as "stolen goods".

Books on Amistad
essays by Steven Spielberg, Maya Angelou, and Debbie Allen
Amistad, "give us free". A celebration of the film by Steven Spielberg
New York, 1998
Books with substantial mentioning of Amistad
Melvyn Stokes
American History through Hollywood Film, From the Revolutio to the 1960s
London, New Delhi, New York, Sydney, 2013

Charles L. P. Silet (editor)
The Films of Steven Spielberg, Critical Essays
Lanham, Maryland, and Oxford, 2002

Dawn B. Sova
Forbidden Films, Censorship Histories of 125 Motion Pictures
New York NY, 2001

Beth A. Fhaner (editor), Devra M. Sladics and Jeff Hermann (Contributing Editors)
Magill's Cinema Annual 1998, 17th Edition. A Survey of the Films of 1997
Detroit; London, 1998
Books related to Amistad
Alexs Pate
Amistad, A novel
New York, 1997
Books with an entry on Amistad
S. Torriano Berry, Venise T. Berry
Historical dictionary of African American cinema
Lanham, Maryland - Toronto - Plymouth, UK, 2007

Larry Langman and David Ebner
Hollywood's Image of the South, A Century of Southern Films
Westport, Connecticut - London, 2001

United States 1997

Directed by

Nigel Hawthorne
John Ortiz
George Gerdes


Running time:155 minutes
Country:United States

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