Friday, January 17, 2014

12 years a Slave **

A film about slavery based on the autobiographical account of a person who was kidnapped to be sold into slavery. It shows features resembling the European holocaust. It is worse in some ways, it's perpetuity over long spans of time with no end in sight, inheritance from birth onward, continuing into the next generation. The film is notable in the absence of  the paternalism of other accounts, which almost glossed over the brutality, even making a virtue and a way of life of this institution. The lush verdure of the setting is captured in beautiful sepias.


Anonymous said...

Its uncompromising approach to its atrocious subject is commendable to say the least.

S. M. Rana said...

True, it uses no gloves..