Why watch this film?

A hard and indigestible story, reminding us even more fatefully of the horrors of slavery. Solomon Northup had the chance to eventually tell his story, but there were millions who never could. '12 Years a Slave' is technically a perfect movie—deserving of the three Oscars it received. But watch the movie not because of that, but for all the stories that were silenced and can never be heard.



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In 1841, Northup, a free citizen, is kidnapped, stripped of his identity and sold into slavery. Now, he must find the strength to survive in this unflinching story of hope.

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