Arts Express: Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor Talks The Ordeal of 12 Years a Slave

12 Years A Slave: A conversation with the star, Chiwetel Ejiofor, about this Toronto Film Festival winner delving into the terrible, raw truth of US slave history back then. And, as an unavoidable reflection on US actions today that likewise continue under a cloak of legality.

From Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo to those kidnapped, tortured and disappeared into secret US prisons around the world. Also a feature at the NY Film Festival in progress.


Ejiofor at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Redbelt.

Jimmy McMillan And The Rent Is Too Damn High Movement, A Conversation. The performance artist and movement builder defiantly multi-tasks, in a continuing bid for political office everywhere.

Winnie Mandela, The Movie: Does Jennifer Hudson fill the enormous shoes of the fearless and flawed South African anti-apartheid activist leader? A commentary about the biopic, out now in theaters.

Barack Obama’s WW III Kickstarter Campaign: Second City weighs in. The Arts Express Best Of The Net Hotspot for this week.

Prairie Miller is a New York multimedia journalist online, in print and radio, who reviews movies and conducts in-depth interviews. She can also be heard on WBAI/Pacifica National Radio Network’s Arts Express.