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Handled with confidence by Ghanaian-British filmmaker Amma Asante, this solid period drama is filled with riveting performances from British actors including Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Penelope Wilton and Miranda Richardson. Written by British-Nigerian screenwriter Misan Sagay, a vast range of UK companies co-produced, including DJ Films, BFI, Pinewood Studios, Isle of Man Film and Metrol Technology.





In 18th century Britain, the mixed-race daughter (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) of a British admiral finds herself playing an important role in the campaign to abolish slavery in England.