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Episode Info: 12 Years a Slave (2013) R | 2h 14min | Biography, Drama, History | 8 November 2013 (USA) IMDb Today we discuss the 2013 Oscar-winning film “12 Years a Slave”. We’re going to talk about * Judging the law * Exploring how slaves are deprived of identity, rights and humanity * And the consequences for the society that permits it. The Making of a Slave It takes coordinated and systematic work to break down an individual into a slave. Solomon Northup’s story reveals this process, and the character of the men who employ it. Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofore Solomon Northup Family Anne, Margaret, Alonzo Hamilton & Brown Solomon’s Abductors Burch & Radburn Indoctrinate Solomon/Smugglers Clemens Informs Solomon to not let master’s know of his intelligence. Returned to his master upon arrival into the docks of Louisiana. Freeman Paul Giamatti – Slave trader who sells Platt and Eliza, separating her from her children. Ford Benevolent slaver archetype who sells “Platt” to defend his life from Tibeats Tibeats Right hand of Master Ford, who targets Platt after gaining the master’s trust in engineering waterways for transportation. Edwin & Mistress Epps They treat the slaves as beasts but cannot help but have strong emotions of hate, jealousy, and a sadistic attraction towards their “property”. Patsey Lupita Nyong’o – Gains attention from Edwin Epps that infuriates the mistress. Armsby Garret Dillahunt – Reveals to Epps the intention of Solomon to get a letter to his family. Quotes: Armsby “Now before you say I’m just a sorry drunkard let me state my case. As reliable employment overseeing is, it is no easy chore on the spirit. I say no man of conscious can take the lash to another human day in and day out without shredding at his own self. Takes him to a place where he either makes excuses within his mind to be unaffected, or he finds some way to trample his guilty sensations. I trampled with frequency. I gave in to taste in wealth and prosperity. Such a profitable outcomes reserved for plantation masters. It’s on the lot of us to serve. Now all I want, is to earn a decent wage, and get
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