Solomon Northup is a free black man, who lives in 1841 Washington City with his family. An encounter with two seemingly respectable gentlemen changes Solomon's life forever. He wakes up in chains and learns he has been sold into slavery.
A lone sailor in the Indian Ocean battles the elements and his fears in his 39-foot yacht, which has been punctured following a collision with a wayward metal shipping container.
Newly married Patricia realises there is something troubling her husband Eric but her efforts to help are swatted aside. Eventually, she learns about his treatment at the hands of the Imperial Japanese Army after the fall of Singapore.