Review about 12 Years a Slave 1. Introduction 12 Years a Slave is a 2013 period drama film and an adaptation of the 1853 slave narrative memoir Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup, a New York State-born free African-American man who was kidnapped in Washington, D.C., in 1841 and sold into slavery. Northup worked on plantations in the state of Louisiana for 12 years before his release. The first scholarly edition of Northup 's memoir, co-edited in 1968 by Sue Eakin and Joseph Logsdon, carefully retraced and validated the account and concluded it to be accurate. Other characters in the film were also real people, including Edwin and Mary Epps, and Patsey.
Slaves forced Ruiz and Montez to take them back to Africa but instead they landed in the U.S, U.S navy ship captured the Amistad ship and the slaves were taken to jail and then to trial and finally Mr. Baldwin won the case and let the slaves went back home in Sierra Leone, Africa. Now I’m going to explain a little bit of the principal characters of this case. Joseph Cinque was born in Sierra Leone, Africa in 1814, His exact born date is still unknown. He was a rice farmer, married and had three children, he was one of the captured in 1939. He was send in the Tecora and after in the ship La Amistad where he was send to Jail in the United States and also to trial, with a charge of murdering.
“12 Years a Slave” recounts the incredible true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man from New York who in 1841 was kidnapped and sold into slavery. In his years as a slave, Northup was forced to endure barbaric conditions, suffering both physically and mentally. The movie focuses not only on Northup 's ordeal, but also the many horrifying realities of slavery, including gruesome whippings, sexual abuse, and families being torn apart through the sale of slaves. Northup survives and eventually returns home to his wife and children in 1853 with the help of a Canadian abolitionist by the name of Samuel Bass. Solomon Northup was one of the few victims of kidnapping to regain freedom from slavery, and his attempts to bring the men responsible for his abduction to justice were unsuccessful.
The autobiographical tale of Equiano Travels by Olaudah Equiano is a powerful look at one of the most prolific and interesting men of color. The narrative allows readers to get to see the world through Equiano's own personal experiences. In the book, Equiano recounts his happy childhood in Eboe his and sister's kidnapping when he was eleven. He later recounts his early time as a slave in Africa being forced to endure a torturous journey across Africa. Than being separated from his sister, and never seeing her or his family again being whisked farther away from them and into the slave trade by boat where he remained enslaved for several more years.
Therefore, the brutality on the slaves increases to the maximum. Until a Canadian laborer named Bass help Northup to send his secret-written letter to Saratoga after he had work with him on the construction of gazebo. But the great thing about his movie is its beautiful end. After delivering the message, the local sheriff arrives to Northup’s place to ask him some questions to corroborate his answers with the reality that he really lives in New York. Finally, Northup became a free man again and return to his family in Saratoga after he answered all the questions correctly.
In the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, we see an example of sexual abuse when Aunt Hester sneaks out to meet with a man named Ned Roberts. Aunt Hester’s owner was mad when he found them because he was planning on raping her that night. But, since she was with Ned Roberts, he couldn’t. As a punishment for Aunt Hester not being there, she was severly
In Frederick Douglass’s “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave,” Douglass explores his past as being a slave, telling how he overcame being enslaved and escaped to the north. Douglass was suspected to be born into slavery in 1818. He escaped to the north in 1838, prior to the breakout of the Civil War. When Douglass was free, he became a large role in the Abolition movement, and publicly spoke out against slavery. In his second autobiography, “My Bondage and My Freedom,” Douglass again discusses his life as a slave, but also his fight against slavery.
The film was also remade in Telugu as Eenadu and dubbed into Malayalam as Oru Buthankizhancha. Unnai pol Oruvan was produced by Kamal Hassan’s home production Raj Kamal films. UTV Motion Picture, distributed the film across the globe. It was decided that Kamal Hassan will be featuring as the main role in the film. On seeing the performance of Ganesh Venkatram in his debut, he was roped in the film for portraying the role of Arif Khan a police officer.
She was no stranger to abuse and sexual violence. In Bourgois’ book, Candy says she was abused by her father until the age of thirteen (2003: 218). This is an example of men lashing out to regain authority. She threatened his authority by warning him that she would run away and elope if the beatings did not stop (2003: 218). Bourgois explains what he has learned from Candy about the cultural traditions.
The year was 1933 and an Indian businessman named S.M Chisty to produce a film called Laila Majnun that was convinced by a group headed by B.S Rajhans (Khan, 1997). Rajhans became the first director that direct a Malay film in Singapore with Laila Majnun (Khan, 1997). The production