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Experience the powerful trailer for The Birth of a Nation

04.15.2016

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Set against the antebellum South, THE BIRTH OF A NATION follows Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner, accepts an offer to use Nat's preaching to subdue unruly slaves. As he witnesses countless atrocities - against himself and his fellow slaves - Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.

THE BIRTH OF A NATION is one of the many films that Fox showed off at this year's CinemaCon (check out our impressions HERE), and it's easy to see why. It's definitely one of the more powerful trailers I've seen this year, with the acting and visual aesthetics looking top-notch. It wouldn't be difficult to imagine some Academy Award nominations in the future for this one.

THE BIRTH OF A NATION will be released on October 7, 2016.

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6:45PM on 04/15/2016

That was incredible

That was a really powerful trailer. Hope it's a great movie.
That was a really powerful trailer. Hope it's a great movie.
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3:00PM on 04/15/2016

Damn, that hit hard

Using "Strange Fruit" right off the top is always going to get a big reaction. But the rest of the trailer lived up to that opening. If the rest of the movie lives up to that trailer, this will be one to be remembered.
Using "Strange Fruit" right off the top is always going to get a big reaction. But the rest of the trailer lived up to that opening. If the rest of the movie lives up to that trailer, this will be one to be remembered.
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2:19PM on 04/15/2016
Meh. Doesn't have the same impact that 12 Years a Slave had.
Meh. Doesn't have the same impact that 12 Years a Slave had.
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2:52PM on 04/15/2016
What impact was that?
What impact was that?
3:32PM on 04/15/2016
Love that you get mad at me for comparing BvS to Civil War, yet it's cool for you to compare this to 12 yrs.Hypocrite.
Love that you get mad at me for comparing BvS to Civil War, yet it's cool for you to compare this to 12 yrs.Hypocrite.
4:57PM on 04/15/2016
Now who's butthurt??
Now who's butthurt??
12:47AM on 04/16/2016
Not enough comic book characters for you to be interested?
Not enough comic book characters for you to be interested?
2:14PM on 04/15/2016
Great another slave movie. Hopefully one of the slave actors can get nominated for an Oscar so Jada Pinkett and the rest of the black actors can shut the hell up about discrimination.
Great another slave movie. Hopefully one of the slave actors can get nominated for an Oscar so Jada Pinkett and the rest of the black actors can shut the hell up about discrimination.
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2:51PM on 04/15/2016
What do you have against black actors?
What do you have against black actors?
4:21PM on 04/15/2016
Great, another slave movie? I'm sorry that it bores you to see talented people coming together to tell a story about what hundreds of years of slavery and discrimination did to a race of people. I don't hear you saying, "oh great, another white super hero movie" on any of the other articles.
Great, another slave movie? I'm sorry that it bores you to see talented people coming together to tell a story about what hundreds of years of slavery and discrimination did to a race of people. I don't hear you saying, "oh great, another white super hero movie" on any of the other articles.
4:32PM on 04/15/2016
What kind of weak pathetic race allows themselves to be slaves for 400 years? Blacks should be too ashamed and embarrased to even mention slavery. And they couldn't even free themselves. White guilt is the only reason blacks are free now.
What kind of weak pathetic race allows themselves to be slaves for 400 years? Blacks should be too ashamed and embarrased to even mention slavery. And they couldn't even free themselves. White guilt is the only reason blacks are free now.
4:34PM on 04/15/2016
what an asshole sounds like ^^^
what an asshole sounds like ^^^
4:59PM on 04/15/2016
Aren't you ashamed and embarrassed by the way you're thinking? If you had your way, would you still have slaves? Given that, by your thinking, they shouldn't have freed themselves?
Aren't you ashamed and embarrassed by the way you're thinking? If you had your way, would you still have slaves? Given that, by your thinking, they shouldn't have freed themselves?
4:59PM on 04/15/2016
It's sad to see that people like you still exist. What must have happened to you as a human being to be able to think the way you do?
It's sad to see that people like you still exist. What must have happened to you as a human being to be able to think the way you do?
6:42PM on 04/15/2016
What a disgusting scumbag you are. I almost feel sad you have to live with yourself.
What a disgusting scumbag you are. I almost feel sad you have to live with yourself.
7:46PM on 04/15/2016
Wow, fuck this guy.
Wow, fuck this guy.
9:13PM on 04/15/2016
what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
1:07AM on 04/16/2016
Congratulations. If anyone should ask why there needs to be "another slave movie," all I need to do is cut-and-paste this post. It'll shut down any disagreement in no time.
Congratulations. If anyone should ask why there needs to be "another slave movie," all I need to do is cut-and-paste this post. It'll shut down any disagreement in no time.
4:33AM on 04/16/2016
I do think films like this need to be careful though. It seems that these slave films only seem intent on always focusing on a part of history and also leave out the fact that many of them were sold into slavery by their own people.
Yes it was a terrible time. But don't just believe the media in thinking it was Whites against Blacks. In some cases slaves had better standards of living than some of the european workers who were living in America at that time.
I do think films like this need to be careful though. It seems that these slave films only seem intent on always focusing on a part of history and also leave out the fact that many of them were sold into slavery by their own people.
Yes it was a terrible time. But don't just believe the media in thinking it was Whites against Blacks. In some cases slaves had better standards of living than some of the european workers who were living in America at that time.
10:14AM on 04/16/2016
Africans weren't selling their "own people" into slavery, rather their rivals, enemies or those in debt to them. Also tribes that were the equivalent of pirates like the Nyamwezi and the Imbangala were ransacking villages Viking style. But not their own people. Africa is a big place with a lot of different people.

saying they were selling their "own people" is like saying the Nazi's were killing their own people because Jews are also white. Or the British were enslaving their own because the
Africans weren't selling their "own people" into slavery, rather their rivals, enemies or those in debt to them. Also tribes that were the equivalent of pirates like the Nyamwezi and the Imbangala were ransacking villages Viking style. But not their own people. Africa is a big place with a lot of different people.

saying they were selling their "own people" is like saying the Nazi's were killing their own people because Jews are also white. Or the British were enslaving their own because the Scots and Irish are white.
10:25AM on 04/16/2016
Jesus. Now people are looking for "balance" in the slave narrative? How much of it was actually the slaves' fault, is that what we're looking to establish? This is fucking incredible.
Jesus. Now people are looking for "balance" in the slave narrative? How much of it was actually the slaves' fault, is that what we're looking to establish? This is fucking incredible.
3:59AM on 04/17/2016
"What kind of weak pathetic race allows themselves to be slaves for 400 years?"

YIKES!!! I think the correct question you wanted to ask is " What kind of psychos enslave another race for 400 years "

I don't think there was much of a choice back then unless you a had a death wish.
"What kind of weak pathetic race allows themselves to be slaves for 400 years?"

YIKES!!! I think the correct question you wanted to ask is " What kind of psychos enslave another race for 400 years "

I don't think there was much of a choice back then unless you a had a death wish.
5:56PM on 04/17/2016
The very same psychos who still run the world.
The very same psychos who still run the world.
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