By: Franzoni DavidMaterial type: TextPublisher: 1997
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A central theme in Amistad is justice. In what sense is justice “blind” and how does justice “see”? A starting point for the discussion could be this statement from Adams' speech about Cinque: “This man is black. The film Amistad contributes to anti-racist education today by portraying Africans overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles to obtain their freedom after being brought over the Atlantic Ocean to become slaves in Cuba. The historical court case fueled the fire for the abolitionist movement in the United States.