The Birth of a Nation (2016) Preview

Directed by: Nate Parker

Produced by:  Kevin Turen, Nate Parker, Jason Michael Berman, Aaron L. Gilbert, Preston L. Holmes

Written by: Nate Parker (screenplay)

Budget: $10 million


  • Nate Parker as Nat Turner
  • Armie Hammer as Samuel Turner
  • Mark Boone Junior as Rev. Walthall
  • Colman Domingo as Hark Turner
  • Aunjanue Ellis as Nancy Turner

Plot: Nat Turner, as a child, is taught to read so he can study the Bible, and be a preacher to fellow slaves. When Turner’s master takes him across the country on a preaching tour to profit from his preaching, Turner begins to see the scope of slavery, and decides to become a different leader.

Release date: October 7, 2016

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