12 Years a Slave
Description: 12 Years a Slave: Based on an incredible true story of one mans fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by ), 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, Solomons chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist () will forever alter his life.
Biography Drama History produced in 2013