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CHESS Film Series: 12 Years a Slave

February 15, 2023 @ 3:45 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us for the CHESS Film Series: Movies & Discussions on Black History!

This week, we will be watching 12 Years a Slave (2013). The movie and discussion will take place in CLO 251 from 3:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Drinks and small snacks will be provided!

About 12 Years a Slave

In the years before the Civil War, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the South. Subjected to the cruelty of one malevolent owner (Michael Fassbender), he also finds unexpected kindness from another, as he struggles continually to survive and maintain some of his dignity. Then in the 12th year of the disheartening ordeal, a chance meeting with an abolitionist from Canada changes Solomon’s life forever.

About the CHESS Film Series

This film series is designed to develop new perspectives and encourage discussion featuring several influential movies. As CHESS continues to advance and grow, we are working to broaden horizons and incorporate crucial conversations. The film series will discuss social justice, civil rights and other significant topics. We hope you join us! This is also a CHESS Cup Event – attendees will earn 10 points per film all semester long!

To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity at oie@pnw.edu or (219) 989-2163 five days prior to the event.