Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen’s movie “12 Years A Slave” has won so many awards (both by the leading actors as well as the movie itself) and has been praised overly in the media. Adding to the accolades that Director of the movie Steve McQueen has hitched on his belt, he was recently named an “Ambassador Of Historic Anti-Slavery Organization”.

According to reports, Steve McQueen’s work on 12 Years A Slave caught the attention the world’s oldest human rights organization and he was named an ambassador for Anti-Slavery International this Black History Month.

The committee, with an aim to constantly remind the world that slavery is not just a thing of the past, was set up in 1839.

Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen

McQueen accepted the honour in his hometown of London on Monday and stated, “Right now, there are Solomon Northups in every region of the world who have been taken away from their families and placed in slavery, I hope that, 150 years from now, a film will not be made about our ambivalence to slavery. We have to do something about it.” The director then hosted a private viewing of “12 Years a Slave” for members of Parliament.

Steve McQueen Accepting Award For Best Motion Picture Drama For “12 Years a Slave” During 71st Annual Golden Globes

Steve McQueen With Movie Cast Accepting Award For Best Motion Picture Drama For “12 Years a Slave” During 71st Annual Golden Globes

Steve McQueen On Set Of '12 Years A Slave'

Steve McQueen On Set Of ’12 Years A Slave’

12 Years A Slave was named Best Picture at the Golden Globes last month and has also been nominated for an Oscar. The movie tells the story of Northup. He was a free Black man from upstate New York who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in 1841.

Watch the movie trailer below:

It’s an amazing true life story and if you haven’t seen it you should.

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