In 1839, a young man called Cinque leads a group of Africans to take control of the slave ship Amistad. They want to return to their homes in Africa but instead they land in America and are sent to prison for murder. The Americans think of the Africans as property, not people. Now they must begin fighting for their freedom ... Amistad is a powerful new film from Steven Spielberg and Dream Works starring Morgan Freeman. It is a true story which will inspire and move you.