Why 12 Years a Slave Is Really a Love Story

Season 2 Episode 246
Aired on 12/08/2013 | CC tv-14
To capture the physicality of slavery, Chiwetel Ejiofor, star of 12 Years a Slave, says he asked his fellow actors to hit him during certain scenes. Despite the violence and psychological torture, Chiwetel describes this movie as a love story. Find out what he thinks this story says about the human spirit. Plus, Chiwetel and Oprah discuss the "year of black film."