My reaction to the movie "Amistad was of mixed emotions. Horror, anger, sadness, and a plethora of a other emotions ran through my mind as the movie went on. There were many important parts in the movie, the part where the slaves took over the ship, their capture and their torture on the ship, their trials, and the return to Africa. Each scene had a new emotion with it.
The most important scene to the movie in my opinion is the scene in where the slave are kidnapped and brought over to America. As the movie started I tried to put myself in the slaves shoes as well as I possibly could. Before the slaves were capture their lives were as normal and as happy as yours or mine, but in an instant they were captured and thrown on a ship. Men, woman, and children were stripped of their clothes and thrown on a ship. Husbands had to watch their wives and children be thrown into little corridors and suffer. While they themselves just tried to survive. Villages that were once united as friends were forced to turn against each other to survive.