The Birth of a Nation
Dir. Nate Parker. USA, 2016. 2h. Starring Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Penelope Ann Miller, Jackie Earle Haley.
The Sundance hit, mired in controversy, stars director Nate Parker as Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher.
After witnessing countless atrocities, against both himself and his fellow slaves, he orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.
‘A towering achievement of the spirit of storytelling and performance’. Ed Gibss, Little White Lies
‘It is a righteous, religious film that almost bludgeons audiences with its powerful message, and is the product of the one-man-band of Nate Parker, who wrote, directed and plays the lead.’ Kate Muir, The Times