This powerpoint and film worksheet is for the 2013 film 12 Years A Slave. The Powerpoint does tell the whole story, so if you want the students to be surprised by the end stop at slide 4.
The film is very graphic, so I would advise getting a signed permission slip from students before showing it in class and getting clearance from your administration.
If students do not feel comfortable watching the film or don't get their permission slip to you the whole book, Twelve Years a Slave, is online at
I start the unit with the powerpoint, view the film with the kids and then go over it in a discusion session. Have them do the questions and turn them in afterthe discussion.