Who was Nat Turner

Nat Turner
Who was Nat Turner? This is the question that you hear a lot. Even in America where he is one of the most controversial people in American history.

In this featurette, the cast and historians try and answer that question and his role in the 1831 slave rebellion.

Set against the American South thirty years prior to the outbreak of the Civil War and based on a true story, 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, his wife Cherry and fellow slaves – Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.

Breaking into UK cinemas December 9, 2016
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