I must confess I'm rather surprised by the reviews this movie received. I watched it today, and I was really offended by the largely inaccurate portrayal of Wilberforce. Firstly, Wilberforce never fought for equality, or the abolition of enslavement as such. He fought for the abolition of the Slave Trade - there is a big difference. Furthermore, we should always keep in mind Wilberforce's background - he was a staunch Evangelical church follower and his motivation behind the abolition of the Slave Trade was not driven by his increased and heightened drive for equality but rather as an act of penance, an act of humanitarianism. Furthermore, the movie is really one-sided in portraying WIllberforce as the only person responsible for the abolition of the slave-trade. It completely downplays African agency and resistance, which was also significant and important to keep in mind. Finally, it also downplays the importance of other considerations to abolish the slave-trade such as economic considerations, which were far more important than Willberforce's campaigns. This is just my view as a student studying the slave trade.