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Belle Film Clip - I Am Not An Unwanted Maid

Belle Film Clip - I Am Not An Unwanted Maid
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Download or stream "I Am Not An Unwanted Maid," an official clip from the motion picture 12 Years A Slave for use with lesson plans.  This clip runs 1:15 seconds and features Dido, her cousin Elizabeth, Lady Mansfield and Lord Mansfield as they break the news Elizabeth will be presented to society for marriage while Dido will remain and care for the house due to the conventions of society.  Video files can be large and can take time to download.  Please take a moment to preview the clip on our site before you download or stream straight from our site into your classroom!

ABOUT THE FILM

Inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Bell, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral.  Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield and his wife, Belle's lineage affords her certain priviledges, yet the color of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing.  Left to wonder if she will ever find love, Belle falls for an idealistic young vicar's son bent on change who, with her help, shapes Lord Mansfield's role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in 18th century England.

Courtesy: Fox Searchlight Pictures