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Like, the writer, for example! The "12 Years a Slave" screenplay and script is written by John Ridley. It's based on the biographical novel by Solomon Northup.

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What's "12 Years a Slave" about?

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In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

There are some whose tracks the hounds will refuse to follow.

pg.87 : scene 130

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"12 Years a Slave" became the first film directed and produced by a black filmmaker (Steve McQueen) and also the first to be written by an African-American to win the Academy Award for Best Motion Picture of the Year.

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