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The Birth Of A Nation

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“The Birth of a Nation” is a historical drama produced and directed by Nate Parker
together with other co-producers, Kevin Turen, Jason Michael Berman, Aaron L. Gilbert, and
Preston L. Holmes. The movie casts are namely Nate Parker as Nat Turner, Armie Hammer as
Samuel Turner, Colman Domingo as Hark Turner, Aja Naomi King as Cherry Turner, Jackie
Earle Haley as Raymond Cobb, Penelope Anne Miller as Elizabeth Turner, and Gabrielle Union
as Esther among others. It was released in January 25, 2016 in Sundance and later in October 7,
2016 in USA. The thrilling drama produced in English runs for two hours. It is based on the story
of a native slave cum preacher from Virginia who prompted a revolt against slavery in
Southampton County in 1831 a role successfully played by Nat Turner who is the main
protagonists in the movie. The learned slave cum preacher manages to lead his fellow slaves
against mistreatment by their masters after having witnessed numerous atrocities done to them
and he orchestrates a revolt to fight for their liberty(Culbert 19).
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The most profound ideology from the movie “The Birth of a Nation” is clearly white
supremacy. The white man is highly regarded in the society due to traditional and social
constructions, which make them, believe they are more capable and aggressive in all sectors
unlike the black man. This analysis will explore more on the above contentious issue that is

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practically applicable in our current world and has raised many concerns from activists and
sociologists throughout the world. The occurrences in the movie are an exact replica of the way
of life in many parts of the world that still uphold and preserve racial discriminationas a norm.
The Birth of a Nation” is casted by distinguished characters that portray the tension between the
blacks and the white, leading to various revolts for change.
The fight against racial discrimination dates back to the colonial eras where the Blacks
suffered mercilessly in the hands of White men who ill-treated them and subjected them to
slavery, rape, destruction of property etc. The whites held the blacks with disregard and the latter
had no voice in matters development or administration, their place was in the fields where they
served their masters the whites. The movie is a historical allusion of what happened in the past
where the blacks were mistreated and downtrodden by the whites who believed they were a
superior race and thus had dominion over the blacks whom they believed were a weaker race.
The film is a true reflection of the historical subject of colonialism and revolts for reforms. It is a
fight that does not usually come on a silver platter as it claims many lives from both sides an
exact picture drawn from the movie(McEwan, 100).
This theme vividly comes out through use of the character Nat, a native slave, and a
Baptist preacher from Virginia.Natinstigates the rebellion against slavery and discriminative
racial ideologies contrary to his master, Samuel Turner’s expectation. He used Nat as collateral
to gain loyalty from the slaves since he believed Nat could overhaul the unruly slaves. Nat
nonetheless used this opportunity to spearhead a revolt, which he believed is intuitively driven
given the varying number of visions he had pertaining to his peoples’ freedom. The rebellion
claims the life of sixty white lives.As the leader of the slaves, he had an upper hand of leading

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Insert surname1 Student Name Instructor Course Date Movie review “The Birth of a Nation” is a historical drama produced and directed by Nate Parker together with other co-producers, Kevin Turen, Jason Michael Berman, Aaron L. Gilbert, and Preston L. Holmes. The movie casts are namely Nate Parker as Nat Turner, Armie Hammer as Samuel Turner, Colman Domingo as Hark Turner, Aja Naomi King as Cherry Turner, Jackie Earle Haley as Raymond Cobb, Penelope Anne Miller as Elizabeth Turner, and Gabrielle Union as Esther among others. It was released in January 25, 2016 in Sundance and later in October 7, 2016 in USA. The thrilling drama produced in English runs for two hours. It is based on the story of a native slave cum preacher from Virginia who prompted a revolt against slavery in Southampton County in 1831 a role successfully played by Nat Turner who is the main protagonists in the movie. The learned slave cum preacher manages to lead his fellow slaves against mistreatment by their masters after having witnessed numerous atrocities done to them and he orchestrates a revolt to fight for their liberty(Culbert 19). Thesis statements The most profound ideology from the movie “The Birth of a Nation” is clearly white supremacy. The white man is highly regarded in the society due to traditional and social constructions, which make them, believe they are more capable and aggressive in all sectors unlike the black man. This analysis will explore more on the above contentious issue ...
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