12 Years A Slave

Solomon Northup

The cast a crew of Steve McQueen’s 12 YEARS A SLAVE discuss Solomon Northup, the free man kidnapped and sold into slavery whose life serves as the inspiration for the movie.

TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE is based on an incredible true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom.  In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.  Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender), as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity.  In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) will forever alter his life.

In Cinemas 10th January 2014

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