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Date: 09/09/13 12:20 PM

11 Responses to 12 Years A Slave Trailer

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    Crabes Male 30-39
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    September 9, 2013 at 12:21 pm
    Link: 12 Years A Slave Trailer - In the pre-Civil War United States, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery
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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
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    September 9, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Looks good.
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
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    September 9, 2013 at 1:00 pm
    He is from my hometown
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    QueenZira Female 18-29
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    September 9, 2013 at 1:39 pm
    Note to self: see this movie come October.

    It`s a miracle to be able to find any decent flicks anymore, but this looks like it`s going to be one of them.
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    2L84ME Male 18-29
    208 posts
    September 9, 2013 at 1:41 pm
    Think I`ll go see it.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    September 9, 2013 at 1:45 pm
    I`m pretty sure I`ve seen a different version of this movie in school. My Middle and High school history experience consisted mostly of watching videos about slavery. I am not exaggerating. I watched the whole series Roots two times in school (just so you know, that`s 9.5 hours each), I saw Amistad twice, I saw Glory once (Black civil war soldiers), Gone with the Wind once, I saw whatever the other version of this story was once, I saw countless documentaries and more made-for-tv movies about the subject. There was one time where we spent 2 weeks of classes watching movies about the civil rights era.

    And then I had to read the whoooole Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry series, and To Kill a Mockingbirdt not once, not twice, but THREE times. I don`t know why three times, it seemed like a giant waste of time.

    It was practically the only thing my school was teaching people.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
    2579 posts
    September 9, 2013 at 1:51 pm
    Solomon Northup`s Odyssey

    Here is the PBS one I saw in High School. It was actually good, but the school system today (or at least mine) just overwhelms you with nothing but Slavery and then calls it an education.

    But I do recommend this PBS version.
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    whirlygirl Female 30-39
    230 posts
    September 9, 2013 at 2:38 pm
    @Andrew155 I`m actually more amazed that showing endless videos to your class is considered "teaching". Sounds like you got the short end of the stick, education-wise. Although, considering some of the "teachers" I had back in the day, maybe watching movies all day would have been an improvement...
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    MelCervini Female 40-49
    2016 posts
    September 9, 2013 at 6:32 pm
    Steve McQueen (not the race car driver/actor/chef) is a brilliant director and Michael Fassbender has always put on an amazing performance (see Shame) Can`t wait to see this. (please dont let this be race-baity :( )
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14447 posts
    September 10, 2013 at 1:05 am
    Who cares?
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    September 10, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Oh sure, another anti-slavery movie. They only ever show one side of it. How about a movie showing the happy slaves for a change.


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