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The Birth of a Nation

Based on the true story of Nat Turner, the enslaved man who led a slave rebellion in Southampton County.

Nat Turner is an enslaved Baptist preacher who lives on a Virginia plantation owned by Samuel Turner. With rumors of insurrection in the air, a cleric convinces Samuel that Nate should sermonize to other slaves, thereby quelling any notions of an uprising. As Nate witnesses the horrific treatment of his fellow man, he realizes that he can no longer just stand by and preach. On Aug. 21, 1831, Turner's quest for justice and freedom leads to a violent and historic rebellion in Southampton County.
Cast: Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King, Jackie Earle Haley, Penelope Ann Miller, Gabrielle Union, Mark Boone Jr., Aunjanue Ellis, Roger Guenveur Smith, Colman Domingo
Director: Nate Parker
Year: 2016
Country: USA
Language: English
Genres: Biography, Drama, History


"An unapologetic, impassioned biopic, The Birth Of A Nation begins quietly but ends in a howl of rage. It might not be perfect, but it’s powerful enough to stay with you." - Empire

"As a dramatization of the 1831 slave uprising led by Nat Turner, the film joins a line of artistic endeavors to keep alive a story that has long been threatened with being forgotten."
- Washington Post

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