Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Avery Brooks; Cullen Schippe; Phil Cooke; Matthew Phillips; PBS Home Video.; TWC Films.
"A TWC Films production in cooperation with WTIU"--P.  of cover.
|制作人员：||Director of photography, J. Brian Mead.|
|演员：||Narrator: Avery Brooks.|
|描述：||1 videodisc (50 min.) ; 4 3/4 in.|
|详述：||DVD, Region 1; widescreen; stereo.|
The life of Wilberforce --
The great change --
The circle of friends --
The reformation of manners --
The great fight --
|其他题名：||Legacy of William Wilberforce|
|责任：||narrated by Avery Brooks ; executive producer Cullen Schippe ; produced by Phil Cooke and Matthew Phillips ; directed by Phil Cooke and Brian Mead ; written by Cullen Schippe.|
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.