Better Hour: The Legacy of William Wilberforce

The Better Hour: The Legacy of William Wilberforce

Director: Phil Cooke, Brian Mead

Cast: Phil Cooke, Brian Mead, Avery Brooks, Dr. Rowan Williams

     
 
Though the dark history of slavery receives a substantial degree of attention in today's classrooms, the life story of William Wilberforce marks a glaring exception. A late 18th and early 19th Century British Parlamentarian who saw the fulfillment of his Christian ideals in the complete abolition of trans-Atlantic human trafficking, Wilberforce fought aggressively and

Overview

Though the dark history of slavery receives a substantial degree of attention in today's classrooms, the life story of William Wilberforce marks a glaring exception. A late 18th and early 19th Century British Parlamentarian who saw the fulfillment of his Christian ideals in the complete abolition of trans-Atlantic human trafficking, Wilberforce fought aggressively and courageously to achieve this goal, and also set up 69 nonprofit organizations designed to improve social conditions in Great Britain. By telling Wilberforce's story, the biographical documentary The Better Hour: The Legacy of William Wilberforce meditates on the ways in which a single human being can permanently alter the tide of history and definitively end a human evil. Avery Brooks narrates.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/18/2008
UPC:
0841887009133
Original Release:
2008
Source:
Pbs (Direct)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:00:00

Special Features

Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Better Hour: The Legacy of William Wilberforce
2. Introduction [10:27]
3. The Life of Wilberforce [4:56]
4. The Great Change [10:11]
5. The Circle of Friends [4:22]
6. The Reformation of Manners [4:19]
7. The Great Fight [13:18]
8. The Legacy [7:17]
9. Credits [1:22]

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