Stunning animation about a young Sudanese boy’s escape from slave traders and his incredible and perilous journey to Paris with an orphaned giraffe.
When a young boy escapes from slave traders, his friend is left behind to be sold into domestic service in Paris. This animated journey sees the friends reunited after many adventures, and will gently introduce the topic of slavery for younger audiences.Read more
Stirring biopic which tells the story of 18th century politician William Wilberforce, a crucial figure in the abolition of slavery.
This film, structured around the verses of the song ‘Amazing Grace’, gives audiences an insight into the start of the movement to end slavery in England, and the people who stood up to defend the rights of others to end this inhumane business.Read more
The Adventures of Huck Finn(1993)
Disney adventure following Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn, on a trip down the Mississippi River with the escaped slave Jim.
Based on one of America’s landmark novels, this gentle retelling of the story sees Huck, an ill-educated young boy running away from a difficult family learn to challenge his prejudices as he bonds with his travelling companion Jim, a fugitive slave.Read more
Lavish live-action version of the classic fairy tale, about young Ella’s quest to escape the clutches of her wicked stepmother.
Beset by tragedy after losing her parents, poor Ella’s troubles are not over as her late father’s wife cruelly uses Ella’s kind nature against her, forcing Ella to take over all the household tasks to earn her keep.Read more
Tales of the Night(2011)
Complete with werewolves, magical instruments, sorcerers and mythical beasts, this French animation captures the enchantment of storytelling.
This animated collection of short stories is inspired by legends and folk tales from around the world. In one of the stories, in an ancient Aztec kingdom a slave girl uses her wits to escape a terrifying fate.Read more
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