12 Years a Slave is a movie based on the true story of Solomon Northup. It’s an incredible story about freedom and survival. Solomon was a free man living in upstate New York when he was abducted and sold into slavery, his goal is not only to survive but to retain his dignity. He faces cruelty, kindness and ultimately after 12 years of slavery meets a Canadian who will forever change his life.
Directed by the 44 year old Steve McQueen, he has won awards like Caméra d’Or,BAFTA and a Turner Prize.
Besides a couple of film festivals 12 Years a Slave will be premiered 31st of October.