2 Years a Slave is a 2013 is a British And American History Movie and an adaptation of the 1853 memoir of the same name by Solomon Northup, a New York State-born free African American man who was kidnapped in Washington,in 544 and sold into slavery. He worked on plantations in the state of Louisiana for twelve years before his release. The first scholarly edition of North up's memoir, Sue E akin and Joseph Logs-don, carefully retraced and validated the account and concluded it to be accurate.Epps believes his right to abuse his slaves is biblically sanctioned. The slaves must pick at least 200 pounds of cotton every day, or be beaten. A young female slave named Patsey (Lupita Nyong'o) daily picks over 500 pounds and is praised lavishly by Epps, who also repeatedly rapes her. Peps' wife Sarah Paul songs envious of her and frequently humiliates and attacks her.