12 YEARS A SLAVE
Based on the true story of Solomon Northup.
He was abducted. He was enslaved. But never defeated!
“12 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.”
Unfortunately slavery is not a thing from the past… I’ve checked on Wikipedia: there are still an estimated 27 million slaves worldwide! God, man is still wolf to man!
In theaters: October 18, 2013.