12 Years A Slave tells the incredible true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man, is abducted and sold into slavery. With no opportunity to prove his identity, he is consigned to assume the name of ‘Platt’, a runaway Georgian slave. Despite being thousands of miles away from his wife and children and having no way of contacting them, Solomon’s hope for his freedom never completely diminishes. He steels himself in case the opportunity were to arise, urging his fellow slave, Patsey (Lupita Nyong’o) to do the same. Facing cruelty from a malevolent slave owner (Michael Fassbender), Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity in his quest to be reunited with his family. Based on the memoirs of Solomon Northup, this film is the unforgettable vision of one man’s will to overcome adversity. Subscribe to X-Press Shout-Out, and email: email@example.com to grab a DVD.