“12 Years A Slave”

From director Steve McQueen, “12 Years A Slave”  is one of last year’s award season’s biggest films about the real-life story of Solomon Northup, a free black man living in the Civil War era that is kidnapped and sold into slavery, despite being born into freedom and living in New York. During his twelve years in captivity, Solomon experienced cruelty from his slave owner and witnessed unbearable actions towards the other slaves living on the plantation. In spite of Solomon’s hardships, he managed to stay alive and retain his dignity and finally met an abolitionist that would forever change his life.

 

SISTA CINEMA: 6 Notable Films To Watch This Black History Month  was originally published on hellobeautiful.com

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