12 Years A Slave Film Clip - Welcome To Washington

12 Years A Slave Film Clip - Welcome To Washington

Download or stream "Welcome To Washington," an official clip from the motion picture 12 Years A Slave for use with lesson plans.  This clip runs 1:08 seconds and features Solomon Northup at the beginning of his 12 year odyssey being deceived by two "showmen", lured to Washington, kidnapped and enslaved in the South.  Video files can be large and can take time to download.  Please take a moment to preview the clip on our site before you download or stream straight from our site into your classroom!


12 Years A Slave, winner of Best Motion Picture of the Year, as well as Best Supporting Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2014 Academy Awards®, is a film that depicts the harrowing tale of Solomon Northup, a New York State-born free black man kidnapped in Washington, D.C. in 1841 and sold into slavery.  Facing cruelty at the hands of a malevolent slave owner, as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon's chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life.

Courtesy: Fox Searchlight Pictures

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