The Birth of a Nation

Directed by Nate Parker Starting January 5

2016 | USA | 120 min | in English with Arabic/French subtitles
With: Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Penelope Ann Miller


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.