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Still shot from the movie: 12 Years a Slave.

12 Years a Slave

In the mid 1800s, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) was a free man of color living in the Northern United States. Then he was kidnapped, sold in the South and remained 12 Years a Slave. This movie is based on his true story. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B+
Violence: D
Sexual Content: C-
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 134
Theater Release: 13 Dec 2013
Video Release: 04 Mar 2014
MPAA Rating: R
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Aside from obvious discussions on the history of slavery in America, parents will also want to be prepared to discuss the use of violence and torture as a way to make people do things against their will. Caregivers should be particularly sensitive to young people who may live in situations where this type of behavior is occurring.

This movie is based on the autobiography Twelve Years a Slave, written by Solomon Northup in 1853.

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