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Nate Parker, a Black actor and filmmaker stars as Nat Turner in 'Birth of A Nation' Scores the Richest Deal In Sundance History, a drama about 1831 slave rebellion led by Nat Turner.


Nat Turner had a dark light in his eye. He told them their mission. He said he knew what an awful thing it was, but they had to do it. To everything there was a season, even a season to kill... ('Up Jumps the Devil,' novel, Michael Poore, Ecco / HarperCollins, )

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The Birth of a Nation (2016)

Directed by Nate Parker. With Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Mark Boone Junior, Colman Domingo. Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher in the antebellum South, orchestrates an uprising.


The Birth of a Nation

This film about Nat Turner’s slave rebellion is an ambitious attempt to corral the contradictions of history within the conventions of popular narrative.

from The New Yorker

The Rebirth of a Nation

Nate Parker’s “The Birth of Nation,” which won praise at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, was acquired by Fox Searchlight for $17.5 million, a record for the festival.