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NYFF: '12 Years a Slave' Q&A Videography

Photo of Sharon Abella By Sharon Abella | SydneysBuzz October 15, 2013 at 5:00PM

Is it really possible that there haven’t been many films about slavery that actually depict slavery with such authenticism? Perhaps, Roots.
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Is it really possible that there haven’t been many films about slavery that actually depict slavery with such authenticism? Perhaps, Roots.

There was Gone With the Wind, Django Unchained, Amistad, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, and Lincoln too, yet, the latest film from director Steve McQueen (Hunger and Shame), is so powerful that everyone will agree that it should be shown in every high school across America.

Based on a book written in 1853, 12 Years A Slave is based on the true-to-life experiences by an African American male named Solomon Northup, a sophisticated, free man living in Saratoga Springs, New York State with his wife and two children. Tricked, kidnapped, and sold into slavery, he was shackled, beaten, whipped, and ordered to work the cotton fields on a plantation in Louisiana for 12 years. Solomon, demonstrated strength, tenacity, and bravery, while being forced to partake, observe and perform in inhumane acts that seem incomprehensible.

Below see video from the film's Q&A with director Steve McQueen and the cast

 

This article is related to: 12 Years a Slave, Academy Awards, Steve McQueen, Michael Fassbender, Chiwetel Ejiofor, New York Film Festival , NYFF, International Film Festival, International Film Business, International Film Market, International

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