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Fox Searchlight Pictures releases THE BIRTH OF A NATION into UK cinemas this FRIDAY and in a brand new featurette made available today, we learn more about the man behind the events that inspired the film. In 'Nat Turner: American Revolutionary' we hear from the cast and historians about the life of Nat Turner, the importance of his 1831 slave rebellion and why his story should be heard. Click on the link to see it.
Set against the American South thirty years prior to the outbreak of the Civil War and based on a true story, THE BIRTH OF A NATION follows Nat Turner (Nate Parker), a literate slave and preacher whose financially strained owner Samuel Turner (Armie Hammer) accepts an offer to use Nat’s preaching to subdue unruly slaves. As he witnesses countless atrocities - against himself, his wife Cherry (Aja Naomi King) and fellow slaves - Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.
THE BIRTH OF A NATION releases in cinemas December 9.