Set against the antebellum South, The Birth of a Nation 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. As he witnesses countless atrocities - against himself and his fellow slaves - Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.
Nate Parker stars in, wrote directed and produced the film which has been his passion project for the past ten years.
I spoke with Nate Parker and stars Aja Naomi King, Gabrielle Union, Armie Hammer, Colman Domingo, Penelope Ann Miller and Aunjanue Ellis during the Toronto International Film Festival in September.
The Birth of A Nation is in theatres nationwide on October 7th
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