Release Date: February 23rd, 2007
DVD Release Date: November 13th, 2007
PG|1 hr 56 min
In 18th-century England, House of Commons member William Wilberforce (Ioan Gruffudd) and his close friend and a future prime minister, William Pitt (Benedict Cumberbatch), begin a lengthy battle to abolish Great Britain's slave trade. Though Wilberforce's legislation is soundly defeated in 1791, his growing affection for Barbara Spooner (Romola Garai) inspires him to take up the fight once more.
Director: Michael Apted
Genres: Historical drama
Production Co: Roadside Attractions, Samuel Goldwyn Films
Distributors: Samuel Goldwyn Company