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Chiwetel Ejiofor in 2013's "12 Years a Slave"

Chiwetel Ejiofor in 2013's "12 Years a Slave"

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'12 Years a Slave' To Be Part of High School Studies

The NAACP Image Award-winning film "12 Years a Slave," which recalls the brutal tale of a man kidnapped into slavery in Louisiana, could soon be a learning tool in the nation's public high school classrooms.

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'12 Years a Slave' Nabs Nine Oscar Nods; Other Top Black Films Shut Out

With such great African-American films as "The Butler," "Fruitvale Station," "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" and "12 Years a Slave," many critics labeled 2013 as the year of the black movies. Apparently, Academy Award voters weren't too impressed.