In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life.
Insight into production of the 2014 film '12 Years a Slave' and the historical context that it depicts.
This documentary profiles McQueen's creative partners on the film
This documentary chronicles Hans Zimmer's composition of the music that plays over the film.
Meet the diverse and talented cast of Steve McQueen's '12 Years A Slave'.