Nate Parker talks to Theresa O’Leary about filming “The Birth of a Nation” in Savannah, Georgia and the new popularity of people visiting historic locations connected to slavery.
Cast: Nate Parker, Gabrielle Union and Aja Naomi-King
Directed by Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Mark Boone Junior, Aja Naomi King, Gabrielle Union, Roger Guenveur Smith, Dwight Henry, Penelope Ann Miller, Jackie Earle Haley
Set against the antebellum South, “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 and his fellow slaves – Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.
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