Steve McQueen & Chiwetel Ejiofor on The Making of 12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave is garnering significant awards buzz, and for good reason.

The affecting, harrowing and powerful drama draws attention to a social conversation rarely addressed in the modern day, and we decided to chat to director Steve McQueen and star Chiwetel Ejiofor about what drew them to the project.

The duo chat modern day slavery, the all-star cast and how being involved in the awards conversation can help the movie reach a wider audience.

12 Years a Slave is in UK cinemas 10 January 2014.