12 Years a Slave is based on the 1853 autobiography of Solomon Northup (Ejiofor), a free black man who was later sold into slavery in the South.
Fassbender plays one intimidating slave owner who rarely has sympathy for his workers.
Family time doesn't come easy, even if you work tirelessly on a plantation.
Slaves are advised not to speak up. One worker, however, just can't take it anymore.
Some of the slaves find out they may only have each other to rely on for support.
She may appear to be understanding. However, Paulson's character is just as cruel as her husband.
In order to succeed, you must work your hardest!
Playing both a Baptist preacher and a slave owner, Cumberbatch appears to be a little less evil than Fassbender's character.
Slaves don't just work on their owner's plantation. They work wherever their boss takes them to.
The evil slave owner has a powerful message for his workers.
Set in the late 1800's, one actor certainly looks the part.
Before another days work begins, the slaves come together to receive their orders.
Work is nothing short of exhuasting...unless you're the plantation owner.
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