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How '12 Years a Slave' Exposes Early Rape Culture

How ‘12 Years a Slave’ Exposes Early Rape Culture

by Akiba Solomon on October 28 2013, 2:51PM

The sexual violence against the enslaved woman Patsy reminds us that slavery lays in the DNA of rape culture

Topics: '12 Years a Slave', Gender, Gender & Sexuality

'12 Years a Slave' In Cinematic Context

‘12 Years a Slave’ In Cinematic Context

by Dexter Gabriel on October 25 2013, 4:29PM

For a society still struggling some 150 years from Emancipation to negotiate a working discourse on slavery and race, ‘12 Years a Slave’ is a visual moment that forces a reexamination of our national past perhaps like no other major film in recent memory.

Topics: '12 Years a Slave', Arts & Culture, History

A List of Every Theater That's Playing '12 Years a Slave'

A List of Every Theater That’s Playing ‘12 Years a Slave’

by Jamilah King on October 21 2013, 1:16PM

The film opens nationwide on November 1.

Topics: '12 Years a Slave', Arts & Culture, /NOW

Chiwetel Ejiofor On '12 Years a Slave'

Chiwetel Ejiofor On ‘12 Years a Slave’

by Jamilah King on October 18 2013, 7:00AM

Ejiofor was at first reluctant to tackle the role of Solomon Northup, but the story was too powerful to resist.

Topics: '12 Years a Slave', Arts & Culture