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Steve McQueen, film director at panel discussion about his film '12 Years A Slave' as part of the 2014 Slavery Remembrance Commemoration
26 Feb 2014 -  "12 Years a Slave" is the story of Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, who was abducted and sold into slavery in the pre-Civil War United States. Facing cruelty at the hands of a malevolent slave owner, as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon's chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life. Steve McQueen is a British film director, producer, screenwriter, and video artist. He is a winner of the Caméra d'Or and two BAFTAs. His 2013 film, 12 Years a Slave, won him the award for best director from the New York Film Critics Circle, the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture at the 71st Golden Globe Awards, and the award for best film at the 2014 BAFTAs. The film is currently nominated for 9 Academy Awards.
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