12 Years A Slave Film Clip - That's Scripture

12 Years A Slave Film Clip - That's Scripture

Download or stream "That's Scripture," an official clip from the motion picture 12 Years A Slave for use with lesson plans.  This clip runs 40 seconds and features Master Epps reading the Bible to the slaves in his charge and using passages to justify his cruel treatment of them.  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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