SYNOPSIS

The Birth of a Nation. Set against the American South thirty years prior to the outbreak of the Civil War and based on a true story, THE BIRTH OF A NATION follows Nat Turner (Nate Parker), a literate slave and preacher whose financially strained owner Samuel Turner (Armie Hammer) accepts an offer to use Nat’s preaching to subdue unruly slaves. As he witnesses countless atrocities – against himself, his wife Cherry (Aja Naomi King) and fellow slaves – Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.

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TRAILER


RELEASE DATE

December 09, 2016

DIRECTOR

Nate Parker

WRITER

Nate Parker, Jean McGianni Celestin

COMPANY

Fox Searchlight

GENRE

Biography, Drama, History

CERT

15

RUNTIME

120 minutes