Birth of a Nation

TBOAN_still_1When I saw the title of this film, The Birth of a Nation, I first thought this was a remake.  A remake of the, now infamous, film by D. W. Griffith.  this film just seems to share a name.  That and the opposite point of view.  White man = bad.  Black man = good.  Even if they do come across as a bit of a terrorist cell…

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Set against the antebellum South, THE BIRTH OF A NATION follows Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner, accepts an offer to use Nat’s preaching to subdue unruly slaves. As he witnesses countless atrocities – against himself and his fellow slaves – Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.

Breaking into UK cinemas January 20th 2017