Wednesday, April 23, 2014

12 Years a Slave

I was totally speechless after watching this movie, 12 years a slave wrenches the sense of freedom out of you for you to recognize it all over again and makes you to see the sacrifices that have been made to make the words like dignity, equality, fairness and justice mean what they mean today, as someone who has always been in awe of the sliver light that streams above ones head to cast moving images on a silver screen in a scale that is breath taking as such, veiling the darkness that one doesn't have to endure in exchange for an experience as only celluloid could offer, i find it difficult to make a distinction as to what it is that makes this movie profound, is it the cast which pulls of an uphill task of putting themselves in the shoes of men and women who lived some 200 years ago or is it the depiction of the sheer brutality man is capable of showing to his own kind, i don't know. But all i know is i have watched an amazing movie about things that happened in no good way......

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