'12 Years a Slave': A searing time ca...

'12 Years a Slave': A searing time capsule of cruelty

There are 8 comments on the Mendocino Beacon story from Oct 17, 2013, titled '12 Years a Slave': A searing time capsule of cruelty. In it, Mendocino Beacon reports that:

The opening scenes of "12 Years a Slave," Steve McQueen's searing adaptation of the true-life account of a free black man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in the pre-Civil War South, tell you all you need to know about the cinematic experience you're about to have.

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“Obsidian Princess”

Level 8

Since: Sep 09

louisiana

#1 Oct 18, 2013
i read this book. very sad and touching. i have heard people say it changed their life in some way.

a must read.

Since: Feb 13

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#2 Oct 18, 2013
I plan on reading this.
SenseOfStyle

Little Rock, AR

#3 Oct 18, 2013
I love comedies!

“>3 =O”

Level 5

Since: Mar 12

los angeles

#5 Oct 18, 2013
A lot of slave movies coming out, I didn't see any of them. Why would I want to pay 15 dollars to see an image of history I could never be proud of? Hmm then again you can't really be proud of the ones that are alive today.

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#6 Oct 18, 2013
Seems like the movies are always watered dwn rather read the book than watch the movie

“Sombrero Galaxy”

Level 8

Since: Jan 10

I'm An Illegal Alien

#7 Oct 19, 2013
I want to see this movie.
Cyrus V

Manassas, VA

#9 Oct 19, 2013
Aziya Shines wrote:
Seems like the movies are always watered dwn rather read the book than watch the movie
Not goodbye uncletom. That movie was in no way watered down and captured the horrors of slavery. Every black person needs to see that movie, if they haven't.

“Obsidian Princess”

Level 8

Since: Sep 09

louisiana

#10 Oct 19, 2013
the book is to be referred to the movie.
Its not always about being proud, its about studying our peoples story and honoring our Ancestors.

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