What did you know about slavery before you watched this film?
Who were the abolitionists?
Who were the Mende?
Who was John Quincy Adams?
Who was Cinque?
In the movie, who (individuals, groups, countries) was interested in keeping the Africans enslaved? Why?
When did the events portrayed in this movie take place?
Describe the Middle Passage
Can you think of any groups of people today who are held in bondage? If so, who?
What was the most memorable part of the film?