The Resource Solomon Northup's odyssey : twelve years a slave, Past America, Inc. ; producer, Yanna Kroyt Brandt ; writers, Lou Potter, Samm-Art Williams ; director, Gordon Parks, (electronic resource)

Solomon Northup's odyssey : twelve years a slave, Past America, Inc. ; producer, Yanna Kroyt Brandt ; writers, Lou Potter, Samm-Art Williams ; director, Gordon Parks, (electronic resource)

Label
Solomon Northup's odyssey : twelve years a slave
Title
Solomon Northup's odyssey
Title remainder
twelve years a slave
Statement of responsibility
Past America, Inc. ; producer, Yanna Kroyt Brandt ; writers, Lou Potter, Samm-Art Williams ; director, Gordon Parks
Title variation
  • Twelve years a slave
  • 12 years a slave [1984]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
To be a free man and a man with a trade, was a lot to be proud of for a Black man in 19th Century America. Solomon Northup was such a man. Then, one fateful day, his good life and all his dreams came to a crashing halt. Solomon Northup was kidnapped and carried off into slavery to serve on plantations in the South. For twelve long years he experienced the cruelty and subjugation that was slavery. Under any circumstances, it's a harrowing story, one that is compelling and wonderfully realized in this motion picture. Under most circumstances, this would be a story worth telling. Under these circumstances, it is a story that needs to be told. For the story of Solomon Northup is a true story
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Member of
Cataloging source
Midwest
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Directed by Gordon Parks
Intended audience
Not rated
PerformerNote
Avery Brooks, Mason Adams, Kent Broadhurst, Lee Bryant, Rhetta Greene, Janet League, Petronia Paley
Runtime
116
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Solomon Northup's odyssey : twelve years a slave, Past America, Inc. ; producer, Yanna Kroyt Brandt ; writers, Lou Potter, Samm-Art Williams ; director, Gordon Parks, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT11035540
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 116 min.))
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11035540
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Solomon Northup's odyssey : twelve years a slave, Past America, Inc. ; producer, Yanna Kroyt Brandt ; writers, Lou Potter, Samm-Art Williams ; director, Gordon Parks, (electronic resource)
Publication
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT11035540
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 116 min.))
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11035540
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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