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La Amistad

Mhando, M. (2003) La Amistad. Senses of Cinema (Australian Cinema) (27).

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To date many reviews of Amistad have rightly highlighted the film’s indictment of American history and justice. But the film ought to be taken seriously for its exploration of an even more ominous issue – that of having or not having a voice. Spielberg has taken the concept of the freedom of speech to its metaphoric level – that of speaking a different tongue, a different voice, and hence one’s inability to be heard.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Media, Communication and Culture
Publisher: Film Victoria
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