You couldn’t ask for a better film depicting Black history. 12 Year’s a slave covered most of what went on during that time. From prominent Black families to hopelessness as slaves to the hatefulness and defiling of a race. Chiwetel Ejiofor has been a busy man — I just watched him starring in the mini series (Dancing on the Edge), an HBO production. All I can say is Chiwetel is brilliant in every film he’s plays.
No one really thinks about how African Americans were kidnapped into slavery or the jealousy displayed by slave owner’s wives when their husbands committed the ultimate insult by raping the enslaved women and even producing children as a result. There is so much to the ordeal of bringing a race of people to a foreign land and forcing them to become slaves while defining them as nigger animals who were treated worst than dogs. These actions helped to mode the Black race into what it is today. People really don’t understand the plight of the African American. Movies like this, help to clarify some of the problems that are still prevalent today. I believe 12 Years a Slave deserves best picture and best actor as maybe best actress. Well Done Steve McQueen, Well Done!