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The Birth of a Nation - Movie Synopsis & Plot

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.

MOVIE REVIEW

What if The Birth of a Nation wasn’t the best movie of the year? The movie that has been the buzz of Hollywood ever since it debuted in January at the Sundance Film Festival (and then buzzed about for an entirely different reason come revelations about director/star Nate Parker’s rape allegations) is a very good and at times powerful depiction of slavery--and one slave in particular who decided to say fuck-you to his white overloads. But it’s not that good.
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