RT Video/DVD DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 214116559 LA Closed-captioned. T1 The better hour the legacy of William Wilberforce A1 Schippe, Cullen,, Cooke, Phil,, Mead, J. Brian,, Phillips, Matthew, Brooks, Avery,, TWC Films,, WTIU (Television station : Bloomington, Ind.),, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.),, PBS Home Video,, PB PBS Home Video PP [Alexandria, Va.] YR 2008 SN 0793694124 9780793694129 AB The documentary explores the 20-year effort of William Wilberforce to lead the abolition of the British slave trade, a business that was key to the country's economic strength. Wilberforce and his Clapham colleagues brilliantly executed this enormous task. They managed to shape opinion without the help of mass communication technology. The goal of the documentary is to focus on how strength of character is harnessed in the service of high and seemingly unattainable goals for society. Character and community join together to bring into the world what the English poet William Cowper described as "the better hour." The documentary highlights William Wilberforce's drive and love for humanity and reveals how he and his colleagues took up the cause of abolition of the slave trade at a time when the British economy depended upon slavery.--Publisher.