Based on a true story, this film chronicles the incredible journey of a group of enslaved Africans who overtake their captor’s ship and attempt to return to their beloved homeland.  When the ship, La Amistad, is seized, the captives are brought to the United States to be charged with murder and await their fate in prison. An enthralling battle ensues that captures the attention of the entire nation, confronting the very foundation of the American justice system.  But for the men and women on trial, it is simply a fight for the right of all mankind – freedom.