Amistad (1997)

Give Us Free!

Disrupting the courtroom proceedings, Cinque (Djimon Hounsou) stands up to chant for freedom, over and over again he proclaims, “Give us free.”

Directed by Steven Spielberg.

Released in 1997 by Dreamworks.

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  • character-type: Slave
  • character-type: Lawyer
  • action: Panic
  • editors-choice: Inspirational Speeches
  • editors-choice: Tear Jerkers
  • primary-genre: Drama
  • secondary-genre: Social Issue Dramas
  • secondary-genre: Courtroom Dramas
  • secondary-genre: Drama
  • secondary-genre: Dramas Based on Real Life
  • secondary-genre: Period Pieces
  • mood: Inspiring
  • mood: Emotional
  • mood: Heartfelt
  • setting: Courtroom
  • theme: Defiance
  • theme: Race
  • theme: Freedom
  • theme: Hope
  • theme: Oppression
  • theme: Empowerment
  • theme: Determination
  • actor: Morgan Freeman
  • actor: Djimon Hounsou
  • director: Steven Spielberg
  • producer: Tim Shriver
  • producer: Colin Wilson
  • producer: Laurie MacDonald
  • producer: Walter F. Parkes
  • producer: Paul Deason
  • producer: Bob Cooper
  • producer: Debbie Allen
  • producer: Bonnie Curtis
  • producer: Steven Spielberg
  • cinematographer: Janusz Kaminski
  • composer: John Williams
  • editor: Michael Kahn
  • costume-designer: Ruth E. Carter
  • production-designer: Rick Carter
  • role-name: Theodore Joadson
  • role-name: Cinque
  • screenwriter: David Franzoni
  • year: 1997
  • studio: Dreamworks