United Kingdom: December 09 2016
United States: October 07 2016
Ranking: 4,823 out of 16,374 movies (up 3555)
'The Birth of a Nation' is a film which title makes a reference to one of the first full-lenght film from the classic age of cinema: 'The Birth of a Nation' by filmmaker D.W. Griffith in 1915. This film is directed by Nate Parker, who also portrays the main character. It's focused on Nat Turner, a literate slave and former preacher. One day his owner, who's financialy strained, decides to use Nat's influencing ways as he preaches to make a profit from it, recruiting new slaves for his land and subdue rebellious slaves. But after he finds out the real purpose of his duty and witness all the atrocious things they do to him and his fellow slaves, he decides to uprise to liberate his people and leading them to freedom. 'The Birth of a Nation' is one of the favorites in the Oscar 2017 and it won the mayor prize at Sundance Film Festival and also the price that Fox Searchlight Pictures paid for the worldwide distribution of the film was the biggest deal ever made in the history of Sundance.