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26 February 2014

Movie: 12 Years a Slave

The movie reviews and the general history of slavery do not really prepare you for the brutality of the story recounted in 12 Years a Slave. More than any other movie exploring the subject of slavery, the director and the actors manage to encompass both the physical and mental battles - and the absurd contradictions. On one hand slave owners treated slaves as animals; as property; yet they also lusted after the women for sex. 

The acting performances are amazing across the board and they definitely deliver one of the standout performances of the year. 

This is a difficult movie to watch, not an "entertaining" movie, but definitely one that needs to be watched - so that the atrocities and the thinking are never repeated.

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