[Teaser Trailer] Nat Turner Comes to Life in Birth of a Nation

Posted: April 15, 2016 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Concert/Film/TV Reviews
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The first teaser trailer is here for what will undoubtedly be one of the year’s most controversial films. Birth of a Nation chronicles the life of 19th century preacher turned slave revolt leader Nat Turner.

Turner’s owner, Samuel Turner (Armie Hammer), initially uses him to preach a form of Christianity that keeps the slaves subjugated. But as Turner travels and see the full atrocity of slavery, he has a religious vision that leads him to a new message of liberation and retribution.

Birth of Nation debuted to a standing ovation at the Sundance Film Festival and set a new record when Fox Searchlight purchased the worldwide distribution rights for $17.5 million.

The film hits theaters on October 7.

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