A high-flying action epic inspired by the heroic exploits of the first all African-American aerial combat unit.
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.
12 Years A Slave: Live With It. When he has an idea, 12 Years A Slave director Steve McQueen says there's no turning it off: he lives it.
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12 Years A Slave: Mutual Inspiration. 12 Years A Slave director Steve McQueen speaks about the mutual inspiration among the people he chooses to work with in order to bring the best out of everyone.
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