The Birth of a Nation

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Set against the antebellum South, this story 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. After witnessing countless atrocities against fellow slaves, Nat devises a plan to lead his people to freedom.

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4/4
Nat Turner, a slave in 1831 Virginia, spends his life looking away. Looking away from passersby who randomly harass him, looking away from the white enslaver who casually chisel...
30d ago
100/100
With not-so-civil disobedience, Nat Turner forcefully fought for his people’s freedom more than 100 years before there was such a thing as a civil rights movement.
30d ago
Writer-actor-star Nate Parker's controversial recreation of Nat Turner's 1831 slave uprising couldn't be more pertinent – or more powerful
30d ago
B+/A+
Nate Parker’s lightning-rod account of slave-turned-revolutionary Nat Turner arrives in the opposite of a vacuum: The long path to release has been so clouded by expectation, co...
30d ago
B/A+
The Birth Of A Nation is a powerful, imperfect history lesson.
30d ago
80/100
Debuting writer-director Nate Parker stars in this searingly impressive account of the Nat Turner slave rebellion.
30d ago
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