The Birth of a Nation (2016)

NAME OF FILM: THE BIRTH OF A NATION (2016)

DIRECTOR(S): Nate Parker

STARRING: Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King, Jackie Earle Haley, Gabrielle Union, Mark Boone Jr

GENRE: Drama Film

SYNOPSIS: 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.

Nate Parker, The Birth of a Nation

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