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The Birth of a Nation

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Original title
The Birth of a Nation
Running time
119 min.
United States United States
Nate Parker, Jean McGianni Celestin
Henry Jackman
Elliot Davis
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Bron Studios / Mandalay Pictures / Phantom Four / Creative Wealth Media Finance
Drama | Slavery. 19th Century. Based On A True Story. Independent Film (US). Southern Gothic
Synopsis / Plot
Set against the antebellum South, this story 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. After witnessing countless atrocities against fellow slaves, Nat devises a plan to lead his people to freedom.
2016: Sundance Film Festival: Best Film & Audience Award
2016: Gijon Film Festival: Official Selection
2016: Satellite Awards: Nominated for Best Film Editing
2016: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Breakthrough Director
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