Amistad is heart wrenching book about a group of slaves that are taken from Africa and sold as cuban slaves. The movie highlights how hard it is to live when you can't communicate with people. The slaves think that the prosecutor is trying to defend them. The movie starts with the slaves on a boat coming to America. Then one of the slaves breaks free and they all takeover the ship. Then the rest of the movie is about the 12 slaves proving their freedom and eventually winning their case with the supreme country.