TNB London presents...
THE BIRTH OF A NATION
Thursday 01 December 2016
Followed by a panel discussion
Giving a film about an 1831 slave uprising in Virginia, USA, the same title as D. W. Griffith’s Ku Klux Klan-championing silent epic from 1915 was a bold and wonderfully pointed decision on the part of first-time African-American director Nate Parker. In an interview, Parker stated that he had reclaimed the title and “repurposed it as a tool to challenge racism and white supremacy in America”.
Parker takes the central role, and also co-wrote and co-produced this tale based on the life of Nat Turner. An enslaved African American, Turner led a violent rebellion that resulted in the deaths of up to 65 white men, women and children. Timely and confrontational, Parker’s The Birth Of A Nation won two awards at the Sundance Film Festival.
Cast: Nate Parker, Gabrielle Union, Aja Naomi King
Director: Nate Parker
Running time: 120 mins (15)
Venue: Stratford East Picturehouse
Tickets: £7 (£5 for Picturehouse members)
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We provide advice and support on programming African, Caribbean and diasporic film, as well as event management, training, audience development and diversity issues.
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