2016 – The Birth of a Nation

Armie as Samuel Turner

Directed by: Nate Parker
Written by: Nate Parker
Produced by: Nate Parker, Jason Michael Berman, Aaron L. Gilbert
Production year: 2015
Original release: November 10, 2016 (Brazil)
Running time: 2 hours
Other cast: Nate Parker, Penelope Ann Miller
Misc: IMDB | Amazon | iTunes

Nat Turner is an enslaved Baptist preacher who lives on a Virginia plantation owned by Samuel Turner. With rumors of insurrection in the air, a cleric convinces Samuel that Nate should sermonize to other slaves, thereby quelling any notions of an uprising. As Nate witnesses the horrific treatment of his fellow man, he realizes that he can no longer just stand by and preach. On Aug. 21, 1831, Turner’s quest for justice and freedom leads to a violent and historic rebellion in Southampton County.