Trailer for The Birth of a Nation, due out in theaters on October 7th, 2016.
Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher in the antebellum South, orchestrates an uprising.The production for The Birth of a Nation was done in “shotgun” style, with filming taking place in under four weeks.
Nate Parker first became interested in Nat Turner way back in his college days at University of Oklahoma. He first heard about the historical figure while taking a class under African-American studies. This would set off a decade-plus passion project for Parker, allowing him to make what is considered a “well-researched” feature.
When I heard about the standing ovation(s) received by this film, I couldn’t help but be interested in seeing what everybody was raving about. The gave us a great taste, but this trailer definitely works to better spell out the premise behind The Birth of a Nation.