As we prepare for the annual Cup Match holiday, celebrating Emancipation from slavery and the discovery of Bermuda, there are some movies that remind us that each of us can make difference.
Fire in Babylon
This award-winning documentary tells the captivating story of the domination of the West Indian cricket team, who, with a combination of skill and fearless spirit, became one of the greatest teams in sports history.
Told in the words of legendary players including Sir Viv Richards and Sir Clive Lloyd, it describes how this exceptional team fundamentally changed the genteel and elite game of cricket and replayed it on their own terms.
With impressive archival footage and a soundtrack that includes Bob Marley and Gregory Isaacs, Fire in Babylon celebrates the emancipation of the Caribbean people through sport, against a backdrop of an era rooted in politics, anti-colonialism and music.
Amazing Grace is a historical epic that explores the life of a great hero named William Wilberforce.
He was not a hero of war or conquest, but a true hero who diplomatically altered the course of history.
This bright, young Member of Parliament took on the British government to help end slavery throughout the British Empire, including Bermuda.
Based on a true story, this movie chronicles the incredible journey of a group of slaves who, in 1839, took over their owner’s ship and attempted to return to Africa.
When the schooner La Amistad was seized, the slaves were brought to the United States and charged with murder.
This movie chronicles their plight as they await their fate.
An enthralling battle ensues and captures the attention of the entire nation, confronting the very foundation of American justice. But for the slaves it is simply a fight for freedom.
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Cup Match Companion 2012