The Birth of a Nation

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The Birth of a Nation
The Birth of a Nation
Release date
9th Dec 2016
Director
Nate Parker
Cast
Armie Hammer,Nate Parker

The Birth of a Nation

15 cinema age rating strong bloody violence, gory images 

A preacher and slave is forced to tour America, convincing other slaves to obey their masters. But the atrocities he witnesses cause him to develop an agenda of his own.

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Nat Turner (Ned Parker) is different from other slaves – he can read.

Allowed to learn from an early age, Nat grows up studying the Bible and becomes a preacher, bringing God’s word to other slaves. 

As unrest in the South begins to mount, slave owners start to become anxious about the possibility of losing control. After witnessing the calming effect that Nat has on others like him, his owner decides to use his gift for profit.

Nat is forced to tour around the country, preaching to other slaves and telling them it is God’s will that they follow the commands of their masters. But as he visits more and more communities and meets people who are being subjected to violent acts of cruelty, Nat’s perspective begins to shift.

Unable to stand by and watch the horrific treatment of his fellow slaves, Nat decides to listen to a different voice – and that voice is telling him to fight back.

He begins to encourage others to rise up against the oppressive forces that have dictated their lives for too long, in an attempt to show themselves not as pieces of property, but as human beings.

Ned Parker (Non-Stop) directs and stars in this historical drama, based loosely on the real life story of the Virginia man who sacrificed everything in the name of freedom.

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