The Birth of A Nation

The Birth of A Nation

DVD - 2017
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In 1831, when Virginia slave Nat Turner learns of slavery conditions in other parts of the state, he leads an uprising against slave owners in the area.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, California :, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (120 min.) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.
1 videodisc (120 min.) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.
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May 18, 2019

I remember this film being highly anticipated before the release and wanting to go out and see it in theaters. I didn't think the film was as good as the hype. I have read and watched a lot of film about slavery and Nat Turner, I don't think this film did the truth justice. I felt the film was only surface-level content of the real story. The acting was just "ok" for me compared to other movies I've seen. I felt the actresses of the film were much more compelling to watch and I wanted to see more of them instead.

It wasn't a bad movie, but it's not on par with movies like The Color Purple, Selma, or 12 Years a Slave not because it didn't have a big budget.

Oct 03, 2018

Difficult to watch. Mostly engrossing; convincing performances throughout. Everyone should see.

Jan 26, 2018

Yes the story is powerful and moving, but the star and director of the show is a rapist in real life. I couldn't get past that while watching the movie. He put a rape scene in the moving, knowing he did that to someone in real life. I am giving 4 stars for the others, Nate Parker is a zero.

and like someone else wrote.... this movie had so much potential! It was the highest bought movie in Sundance history and it could have been an Oscar darling, but horrendous behavior by the director/star of the movie ruined everything for those involved in the production.

Nov 06, 2017

A very GOOD movie.

Jul 12, 2017

A seriously damaged and inadequate movie ... its defects reveal traits of character-arrogance, vanity, and self-importance-that exert an unfortunately strong influence on Parker's directorial choices.

Jul 12, 2017

A stereotypical view.

SFPL_ReadersAdvisory Jun 28, 2017

Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize Winner, Dramatic, 2016.

Jun 12, 2017

A pretentious and poorly made biopic, The Birth of a Nation lacks passion and focus.

Jun 12, 2017

Directed by Nate Parker, this is a 2016 American period docudrama, based on the story of Nat Turner, the enslaved man who led a slave rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia, in 1831.
The near 48-hour rebellion resulted in the deaths of over 60 slave-holding family members, evoking fear throughout the country.
In retariation, hundreds of Africans, both enslaved and free, were murdered.
Nat Turnet's body was flayed and dismembered, his skin sewan into relics, his flesh churned into wagon grease, all in hope of preventing a legacy.
It is an emotionally charged anti-racism epic---one of the greatest depictions of the unjust treatments and struggles of the underprivileged race.

Jun 05, 2017

how much time could a slave really devote to learning the Scripture? especially if he had to deal with the type of scum nat turner had to deal with. he was a freedom fighter in every sense of the word.

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