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The Birth of a Nation
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This explosive double Sundance-winner tells the true story of Nat Turner, an enslaved preacher who became the radical leader of an 1831 revolt. Turner, a literate slave and preacher in Virginia is forced to preach submission to his fellow slaves by his cash-strapped owner. As he both endures and witnesses countless terrible atrocities, he begins to orchestrate an uprising in the hope of leading his people to freedom. A thoroughly timely film - given the momentum behind Black Lives Matter and the increase in racial clashes in the US - Birth of a Nation asks audiences to take a cold, hard look at America's brutal past, and ask: what has changed, and what has stayed the same?
Dir. Nate Parker, US, 2016, 120 mins.
Cast. Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Penelope Ann Miller.