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Nate Parker, a Black actor and filmmaker stars as Nat Turner in 'Birth of A Nation' Scores the Richest Deal In Sundance History, a drama about 1831 slave rebellion led by Nat Turner.

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Nat Turner had a dark light in his eye. He told them their mission. He said he knew what an awful thing it was, but they had to do it. To everything there was a season, even a season to kill... ('Up Jumps the Devil,' novel, Michael Poore, Ecco / HarperCollins, www.mikepoorehome.net )

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from IMDb

The Birth of a Nation (2016)

Directed by Nate Parker. With Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Mark Boone Junior, Colman Domingo. Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher in the antebellum South, orchestrates an uprising.

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from nytimes.com

The Birth of a Nation

This film about Nat Turner’s slave rebellion is an ambitious attempt to corral the contradictions of history within the conventions of popular narrative.

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from The New Yorker

The Rebirth of a Nation

Nate Parker’s “The Birth of Nation,” which won praise at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, was acquired by Fox Searchlight for $17.5 million, a record for the festival.

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from Vanity Fair

The Literary Battle for Nat Turner’s Legacy

Half a century later, Turner is the subject of Nate Parker’s new film, The Birth of a Nation, and the literary battle Styron ignited is still raging.

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