The Amazing Grace
|The Amazing Grace|
|Directed by||Jeta Amata|
|Screenplay by||Jeta Amata|
|Narrated by||Joke Silva|
|Music by||Sammie Okposo|
|Edited by||Brian Hovmand|
Jeta Amata Concepts
The Amazing Grace is a 2006 British Nigerian historical drama film written by Jeta Amata and Nick Moran, directed by Jeta Amata and produced by Jeta Amata & Alicia Arce. The film stars Joke Silva, Nick Moran, Scott Cleverdon, Mbong Odungide, Fred Amata and Zack Amata. The film received 11 nominations and won the award for Achievement in Cinematography at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2007.
The film, occasionally narrated by Joke Silva, tells the reformation story of British slave trader John Newton (Nick Moran), sailing to what is now Nigeria to buy slaves but, increasingly shocked by the brutality of slavery, later gave up the trade and became an Anglican priest.
- Nick Moran as John Newton
- Joke Silva as Maria Davies
- Scott Cleverdon as Oliver
- Mbong Odungide as Ansa
- Fred Amata as Etim
- Zack Amata as Village Priest
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