« Back to article: Oscar-worthy 12 Years a Slave offers unflinching and surprising look at a despicable practice

Chiwetel Ejiofor in 12 Years a Slave
Chiwetel Ejiofor in 12 Years a Slave Photo courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures
Michael Fassbender and Sarah Paulson in 12 Years a Slave
Michael Fassbender and Sarah Paulson in 12 Years a Slave Photo courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures
Lupita Nyong’o in 12 Years a Slave
Lupita Nyong’o in 12 Years a Slave Photo courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures