My six year old son has been wanting to see 12 Years a Slave. He did a report on Soloman Northup for school and has been asking since he first heard about the movie being made. My husband and I decided to see it first, hearing that it was very graphic, and after seeing it in the theater last night, we decided he could watch it when it was out on video. It is very graphic and I will skip over parts that I do not think he should see. Some people say that I am irresponsible for it, but the way that I see it is it is my responsibility to educate my children on the facts of history. If six year old children lived through history, my six year old child can at least learn about it.