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‘12 Years A Slave’ exercise in breaking mental chains of slavery

‘12 Years A Slave’ exercise in breaking mental chains of slavery

| March 20, 2014

By Brenda Robinson Sometimes inspiration can be found in unexpected places. And, one of those places was within the movie, “12 Years a Slave,” directed by Steve McQueen. This 45-year-old, British born black man directed the movie that won the 2014 Oscar for best movie. Further, the movie screenwriter was 49-year-old John Ridley, an African American […]

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’12 Years a Slave’ named best picture at Oscars – CNN.com

’12 Years a Slave’ named best picture at Oscars – CNN.com

| March 3, 2014

By Todd Leopold, CNN (CNN) — The searing drama “12 Years a Slave” was named best picture at the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday night. The story of Solomon Northup, a free African-American man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery, won just three awards, but they were all major: best picture, best supporting actress […]

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BBC News – 12 Years a Slave actress Lupita Nyong’o wins Independent Spirit Award

BBC News – 12 Years a Slave actress Lupita Nyong’o wins Independent Spirit Award

| March 2, 2014

12 Years a Slave actress Lupita Nyong’o wins Independent Spirit Award By Tim Masters Entertainment correspondent, BBC News, in Santa Monica 12 Years a Slave actress Lupita Nyong’o wins Independent Spirit Award By Tim MastersEntertainment correspondent, BBC News, in Santa Monica Lupita Nyong’o and Steve McQueen both won awards for 12 Years a Slave Continue […]

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