Released Year: 2016
Runtime: 120 minutes
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Directors: Nate Parker
Writers: Nate Parker, Nate Parker
Casts: Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Penelope Ann Miller, Jackie Earle Haley, Mark Boone Junior, Colman Domingo, Aunjanue Ellis, Dwight Henry, Aja Naomi King, Esther Scott, Roger Guenveur Smith, Gabrielle Union, Tony Espinosa, Jayson Warner Smith, Jason Stuart
IMDB: The Birth of a Nation (2016) - IMDB
IMDB Rating: 5.8
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 6.8
Consequence of Sound -
The Birth of a Nation is one of the most confident writing and directorial debuts in recent memory.
This film puts Nat Turner and his moral journey dead center, and it asks you to take an unflinching look at how an inhuman system broke the human beings trapped in it.
New York Magazine (Vulture) -
It's a beautiful, reflective film even as it is also a brutal, visceral one.
The Playlist -
In script and performance, the film is an articulate howl of anguish and rage given depth by a discerning comprehension of the ways various communities can rely on faith for very different means.
The Birth of a Nation (2016)
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 an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.