Written and directed by actor Nate Parker, Birth of A Nation is set in the antebellum South where literate slave and preacher Nat Turner (Nate Parker) devises a plan to lead his people to freedom. Co-starring Aja Naomi King, Gabrielle Union, Armie Hammer, Jackie Earle Haley, and Mark Boone Jr.

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The film will hit theaters October 7.

Sydney Scott
Apr, 15, 2016

The Sundance award-winning film Birth of a Nation has us all anxiously waiting for its release. And judging from the trailer, Nate Parker's epic drama is going to be well worth the wait.

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Set in the antebellum South, Birth of a Nation tells the story of Nat Turner, a slave and preacher who orchestrates an uprising after witnessing numerous barbaric acts against himself and his fellow slaves.

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The trailer is intense, gut-wrenching and incredibly engaging. If you haven't added the film to your list of must-see movies this year, then you absolutely should. Birth of a Nation will hit theaters on October 7.

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