04 January 2014

12 Years A Slave ~ Real-Life Horror of S Northup

Decca Aitkenhead of the Guardian spotlights director Steve McQueen and his new film 12 Years A Slave inspired by the real-life experience of Solomon Northup...
"...a prosperous black New York businessman, drugged by traffickers and sold into slavery, who escaped 12 years later and published a memoir detailing the horror of Louisiana plantation life."

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