Last night, I hosted a screening of Nate Parker‘s “The Birth of A Nation”. I knew it was a movie about the life of Nat Turner, a slave who led a revolt against the slave owners in an attempt for freedom. I expected to be bothered and emotional by the end of the movie.
What actually happened after I saw this movie was not only an emotional reaction but a physical one as well. I was shaken, filled with hopeless anger and disturbed by the similarities of the film and the things that are happening in modern day.
In the midst of the wave of police violence in America, the recent killing of Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, OK and today another police shooting in Charlotte, NC…this film speaks to our historical struggles for freedom, justice and equality. This film is a must see! Opens nationwide on October 7th.
Thank you Nate Parker for your creative genius. Your performance is Oscar worthy.
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