Amazing Grace

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bibi

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#43
yeah jeta amata is cool..Saw a movie he did..where he went to Germany to marry some rich white girl for her money..has anyone seen it..It starred rita dominic and ini edo
 

sidney

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Great accomplishment... But the trailer is really short... I mean, really really short... Like 2 seconds... Is that right? Is that the right link?
 
#46
WWWWWWWWWWWWWwwwwoooooohoooooo, YESSSSSSSSSSSsss!!! I pray that this sets some serious standard...I can't wait to see it. And I am glad to see my home town on the map and so many of my peeps behind the scene.
 

zenke

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blackbutterfly

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angeleyez said:
My children do not need to know anything about any history. They will be taught to respect themselves and others and will most definitely be taught to have an independent mind and to not place anyone above themselves. i.e. no one is superior to you.

Let me tell you this, I completed my secondary school in naija and my school did not have an history class when I was there. Even if they had, I wouldn't have taken it 'cos I was in the Technical Department. The only thing I faintly remember about history was reading about Mungo Park in a book. Ask me about his story and I can remember jack except for he crossed some river. What river? I can't remember. I'm not even sure if he was involved in slavery or not. I did not even heard or learn about african american history until I came to this country. I did not understand the content until I took African American history 101 as a vocational class. Bottom line is I do not need any history in my life to dictate my direction towards life. Learning about their history did not make me see anything differently.

I was never and will never be one of those people that will run after a white man because he's white or go to Oprah's show because she's Oprah.

What will it benefit my children to know about history? Is it going to get them a better job, make them a better person or what? I don't know jack about Nigeria's history and I don't feel embarrased about it because there are more important things in my life that I need to deal with than learn about some history. Let me shock you, I learnt about Biafra war last year. Didn't even know we had one. So does that mean I should be embarrased by this. I don't think so. Bottomline is history does not dictate who I am and neither does it take away from my knowledge. I have enough math, physics and chemistry stored in my brains to the extent that I don't have any room left for history. My interest are different from yours. I can be respected based on what I have in my brains not because I know the history of my forefathers. I don't deal based on my history and I happen to not see the significance of why I need to know about it. Knowing about it won't make me a better person 'cos I am already.

UnFLIPPINGreal! This is surreal, quite honestly! Angeleyez, you and I can normally see eye to eye but in this case, I must say I am shocked at this show of "ignorance"...even if with your total knowledge of Physics, wouldn't you have to know a bit of the history of Albert Eistein?

When your children grow up and don't speak about you to their children because you know history is NOT important, don't get mad.
 

khamileon

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blackbutterfly said:
UnFLIPPINGreal! This is surreal, quite honestly! Angeleyez, you and I can normally see eye to eye but in this case, I must say I am shocked at this show of "ignorance"...even if with your total knowledge of Physics, wouldn't you have to know a bit of the history of Albert Eistein?

When your children grow up and don't speak about you to their children because you know history is NOT important, don't get mad.
And while we are at that, na wiah u waka go on sunday??
 

khamileon

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blackbutterfly said:
No vex,nooooooow...I get presentation for work for three weeks, I suppose start for monday so I bin dey nak book, my broz:heart
Shey na Broz i come be to u now??
I really need to hold a formilik meeting wif all the wives, cause things don dey get out of hand... wey PA J cigar self??..... Ehen!smokin: I say na wetin u call me again??
 

angeleyez

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blackbutterfly said:
UnFLIPPINGreal! This is surreal, quite honestly! Angeleyez, you and I can normally see eye to eye but in this case, I must say I am shocked at this show of "ignorance"...even if with your total knowledge of Physics, wouldn't you have to know a bit of the history of Albert Eistein?

When your children grow up and don't speak about you to their children because you know history is NOT important, don't get mad.

What ignorance? I know enough about Albert because I took physics. But as for the history of slavery and a lot of other things about Naija I don't know 'cos I never learnt about it. This is the only history i'm refering to and not the other ones u r talking about BB or the rest of those people up there that feels I should be ashamed for not knowing anything about Biafra.

Those of you that knows about Biafra, what has it done for you, has it encouraged you to be your brothers keeper or what? I bet most of you none Ibo people especially the yorubas that disagree with my beliefs will agree not to have an Ibo president due to the Biafra situation 'cos that's all the excuse I've heard people talk about and how do you think I heard about Biafra in the first place. This particular history did not improve people's mentality if you ask me but made us more judgemental about our own brothers.

I don't have to know about any form of history. Honestly knowing about Albert has not done anything for me 'cos I don't remember myself trying to explain physics to someone and then starting the discussion with the story of Albert. Knowing any form of history will not dictate who I am and I think i know myself more than anyone in here. I have my beliefs and y'all have urs and i'm not ashamed of what I know or don't know or what was never taught to me. I don't have any problem reading about any form of history just to have an idea of what its all about but I don't think its going to make me a better person 'cos i refuse to believe y'all wake up every morning applying what y'all have learned from the history of whateva to ur everyday life. If I had taken an history class, i would have failed anyway 'cos I was always failing geography and because of that anything that does not have anything to do with science does not interest me and once again I'm talking about the history of Nigeria not the history of scientists or that of my family tree.
 
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Amazing Grace (joke Da-silva)

I Give Kudos To This Woman For This Great Job Done. Haven't Watched This Film I Have Committed My Life That It's A Must For Me To Watch This. I Like The Shoot, The Soundtrack, The A
Cting, Directing Etc. Combination Of Different People All Over The World, Different Locations Etc. Guys Everybody Gotta Watch This Film. I Had It That It Will Be Launched In Abuja (fct) @ The End Of This Month. I Gotta Be There.

Cheers.....
 

zelifat

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forkland_2002 said:
I Give Kudos To This Woman For This Great Job Done. Haven't Watched This Film I Have Committed My Life That It's A Must For Me To Watch This. I Like The Shoot, The Soundtrack, The A
Cting, Directing Etc. Combination Of Different People All Over The World, Different Locations Etc. Guys Everybody Gotta Watch This Film. I Had It That It Will Be Launched In Abuja (fct) @ The End Of This Month. I Gotta Be There.

Cheers.....
Is this the same movie directed by Jeta Amata?
 
#56
realljuice, I don't know what to talk about you. Don't you find anything sensible in this Trend. I think you have ost ur origin that is making you saying all these rubish. We are talking about how we Africans get our freedom from those non-minded white people and u (just a mere body) is saying rubbish in ur dirty mouth. Just give Kudos to those who are meant for.

Ciao.
 

KikisMuffin

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vince said:
Yikes! :shock How can a true nigerian not know about that nasty and unnecessary war called "biafra war"??!!
Shameful and embarrassing! :redface
Nasty yes, unnecessary?..maybe in your opinion. Like Sidney said in another post "History is always recounted on the side of the victor"! Hmmmm, I believe the vanquished believed their cause was just at the time, and still do probably!

Back to the thread......Roots was the definitive story about the slave trade for me and my generation, I watched it as a child and it had great impact on me. Personally I'd rather not see it all recounted, but I would like to watch this flick, as it may be told from the perspective of the african himself. Alex Haley try well well(as a 6th/7th generation decendant of slaves in america), but I guess its always good to look at it from the angle of those it happened to directly!

One day, one of the hot directors should do a movie about the biafran war and put in context of whats happening in Eastern and Northern nigeria today. That would have to be told well and without prejudice!! Just the facts, a true depiction of what it represented in Nigeria's history!
 
#58
If nothing else this film "Amazine Grace" has provided opportunity for the dialogue I have been reading here today. The more we dialoque, the more we know about each other, the more we understands each other's perspective. If we do not know our own history, we can not expect others to understand us, because we can not atticulate who we are to them. So they will make it up for us, and that is one of the reasons why black people needed Spike Lee to direct Malcolm X, and its also why its good that one of our own is directing a slave movie. Have you ever asked yourself why those slaves in American films were so happy about their state? Maybe because a non slave's desendant directed those films.

These are just my thoughts
 

bibi

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realljuice said:
i find it so much disturbing seeing africans makeing slave trade films, why are you guys jumping up and makeing it look like a very big achivement,do you think the white world will be like, oh the africans are doing some good films,hell no.the will probably watch such films drinking beers,haveing fun and being happy seeing africans go through such things. or do you guys think such films will make the white world feel our pains ? hell no

u sound very ignorant..maybe u need a history lesson...making a movie about slave trade doesnt mean we condone it ..or praise it...its a part of history that cant be erased....
 
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Amazing Grace is about the anti-slavery movement in 19th Century England led by the famous abolitionist William Wilberforce.

The film will star Ioan Gruffudd as William Wilberforce, Albert Finney as John Newton, Rufus Sewell as Thomas Clarkson, Benedict Cumberbatch as William Pitt the Younger, Romola Garai as Barbara Spooner, the woman William Wilberforce married, and Ciaran Hinds as Sir Banastre Tarleton. Michael Gambon also stars in the Walden Media feature.

Remi Adefarasin is part of the production crew of Amazing Grace.

The film's current film production status is post production (January 2006).

N.B:
Please, note that this Michael Apted's Amazing Grace is different from Jetta Amata's.
For more details on it see http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0454776/
 
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