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Just saw “12 Years a Slave“‘ what a great film, such a bleak sad story. Wonderful performances by everyone, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt.. The tragedy of slavery, which started over a 2000 years ago and still goes on today, is one of the darkest blots on the page book of humanity. Just been reading a book about the stealing of free blacks in New York, for the bounty money. Being born a slave is terrible enough, but to be free with your life and a family and then to be kidnapped to be made a slave must have been unimaginable. Although the film is much lower key, than the terrific “Django”, my guess is it’s a bit closer to the truth.