There are movies out there which you need to see. Ones that you’ve heard whispered about after festivals, productions that you get excited about from seeing the title, and films that cannot come soon enough. These are the backbone of our industry, leaving us breathless in anticipation at the fruitful bounty we’re about to receive.
The Birth of a Nation is one such film.
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.
Nate Parker’s riveting film has a brand new featurette that takes a look at the making of the film.
What do you think?
The Birth of a Nation is out December 9th