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THE BIRTH OF A NATION (2016) Teaser Trailer: Nat Turner Leads a Slave Uprising

Armie Hammer Nate Parker The Birth of a Nation

The Birth of a Nation Trailer. Nate Parker‘s The Birth of a Nation (2016) teaser trailer stars Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Mark Boone Jr., Colman Domingo, and Aunjanue Ellis. The Birth of a Nation‘s plot synopsis: “Set against the antebellum South, THE BIRTH OF A NATION follows Nat Turner (Nate Parker), a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner (Armie Hammer), 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 and uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.”

This film looks both wonderfully directed and dark. The Birth of a Nation is about a sad section of America’s history. 12 Years a Slave breathed new life into producing this type of project, with the remake of Roots and the new TV series Underground also touching upon the subject matter. I hope more films on this subject get made so we can reflect on how far we have come as a nation. Hearing about atrocities is one thing, seeing them is another.

FilmBook’s Drew Stelter had the privilege of seeing and reviewing this film at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

This historical drama also stars Dwight Henry, Aja Naomi King, Esther Scott, Roger Guenveur Smith, Gabrielle Union, Penelope Ann Miller, and Jackie Earle Haley.

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