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Mhando, M. (1998) Amistad. Picturing Justice: The On-Line Journal of Law & Popular Culture .

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To date many film reviews of Amistad have rightly highlighted the essence of humanity in the indictment of American history and justice in the film. Amid fewer critical voices against this particular telling of a `Black’ story, since I guess it is an American story first in the eyes of Spielberg, the film ought to be taken seriously to heart as it discusses an even more ominous issue—that of having or not having a voice. Spielberg has taken up the issue of the freedom of speech to its metaphoric level- that of speaking a different tongue, a different voice hence ones inability to be heard.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Media, Communication and Culture
Publisher: School of Law. University of San Fransisco
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