12 Years a Slave: Film Guide

12 Years a Slave
12 Years a Slave




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A film guide that looks at 12 Years a Slave (2013), a historical drama telling the true story of Solomon Northup, a free African-American who is kidnapped and sold as a slave in 19th century. 

This guide is useful for exploring topics including History, Citizenship and Film Studies in addition to highlighting themes surrounding racism and prejudice, slavery, autobiographies, historical periods, and directors.

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  • Citizenship
  • Human Rights
  • History
  • World History
  • PSHE Education

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