As the slave ship La Amistad is crossing from The US to Cuba, one of the slaves starts a mutiny on board. The matter is brought to court where the appeal is based on the fact that none of the men in the ship were slaves in the first place. The movie follows the trial till its plea stage.
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The character Theodore Joadson (Morgan Freeman) is a fictional creation. In real life, it was Josiah Willard Gibbs, Sr. (Austin Pendleton), a Yale professor of theology and sacred literature, who discovered Ensign James Covey (Chiwetel Ejiofor), the Mende sailor who served as a translator for the Amistad captives. Read More