2013 has slowly shaped up to be the year of the "Civil Rights" film with such works as "Fruitvale Station" and "Lee Daniel's The Butler" gracing screens around the world. However, undoubtedly the greatest and biggest of the pack is Steve McQueen's hotly anticipated "12 Years a Slave."
The film is based on the true life story of Solomon Northup, a free man living in New York who gets kidnapped and sold back into slavery. The film chronicles his life with two radically different masters and his quest to survive. Continued Readings