The Birth of a Nation follows the true story of Nat Turner (writer/director Nate Parker), a slave and preacher in Southampton, Virginia.
After reaching an agreement with his owner, Samuel Turner (Armie Hammer), who is in the crux of a personal financial crisis, Nat agrees to use his preaching to subdue unruly slaves – resulting in his witnessing countless acts of violence (as well as being targeted himself). In the wake of these atrocities, he arises to lead a rebellion of slaves against their oppressors.
After its debut at the Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize in the US Dramatic Competition, The Birth of a Nation will be released internationally this October.
This new trailer promises us a hauntingly powerful two hours against a deep and unsettling backdrop as Nat Turner explores the very real violence and racism of the antebellum South.
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