The PG-rated film, which airs at 2 p.m., is sponsored by the City’s Community of Character Committee. The movie coincides with April’s character trait of “service.”
The film tells the story of the great service to humanity performed by William Wilberforce, a member of Parliament and composer John Newton as they work tirelessly to end slavery in early 19th century Britain. The film’s story, acting, and music earned numerous awards including the “Truly Moving Picture” award. The film was released in 2007 to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the 1807 law ending the slave trade in Britain.
Character educator Elaine Portnoy will lead a brief discussion following the film, which will be shown on a theater-size screen with theater-style seating and surround-sound at 200 Civic Center, just across from the Mission Viejo Library.
For more information about this free event, call 949-470-3094.