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12 Years a Slave Is a Turning Point In Films About Slavery


12 Years a Slave Is a Turning Point In Films About Slavery
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Steve McQueen’s acclaimed film, 12 Years a Slave, is a Hollywood watershed. The movie offers an unflinching portrayal of slavery in the United States and sets a new standard for narrating such stories on the silver screen. VOA’s Penelope Poulou looks at the evolution of the genre.

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