Stars Reflect on the Importance of ’12 Years a Slave’

October 17, 2013 AT 7:18 PM
Unflinching in its brutality and its reality, “12 Years a Slave” portrays the real life horrific journey of Solomon Northup, a free black man from New York who was kidnapped and sold into slavery. “omg! Insider” caught up with the cast of the film that has gained significant Oscar buzz, and they told us the importance of telling the story of our country’s shameful history.