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Slavery is as old as mankind. It pervades all of human history and all the globe until modern times; and after disease and death it has probably been the single greatest source of human misery. So how, after so many thousands of years, was it suddenly reduced from being a common, mainstream and legitimate institution to an abhorrent aberration — generally rare and hidden — largely confined to the moral backwaters of the world? That’s the subject of this film: the rise of the anti-slavery movement in England, and more specifically the rise of a man who did more to free slaves than anyone since Moses, a guy you probably have never heard of: William Wilberforce. Review and Trailer Here.