Nate Parker Writes, Directs and Stars in Nat Turner Biopic

The Birth of a Nation, Blu-ray Review, by Kam Williams, Nate Parker, accused of rape, reverential biopic, slave legacy, controversial

  The Birth of a Nation Blu-ray Review by Kam Williams Nate Parker Writes, Directs and Stars in Nat Turner Biopic Nat Turner (Nate Parker) was born into slavery on October 2, 1800 on a sprawling plantation located in Southampton County, Virginia. There, as a precocious child, he exhibited a thirst for knowledge at an […]

Nat Turner’s Mental and Military Motivations

Nate Parker, Nat Turner, Ezrah Aharone, The Birth of a Nation, freedom

  Nat Turner’s Mental and Military Motivations By Ezrah Aharone Nate Parker’s movie  has revived the question: What caused Nat Turner’s 1831 uprising? Turner, first of all, was not a deranged misfit who acted outside of a historical context of previous African freedom fighters.  Throughout slavery’s duration, resistance was not only constant and fatal, but […]

Reverential Biopic Revisits Life of Infamous Slave Revolt Leader

The Birth of a Nation, Film Review by Kam Williams, compelling drama, Grand Jury Prize, Audience Award

  The Birth of a Nation Film Review by Kam Williams Reverential Biopic Revisits Life of Infamous Slave Revolt Leader Nat Turner (Nate Parker) was born into slavery on October 2, 1800 on a sprawling plantation located in Southampton County, Virginia. There, as a precocious child, he exhibited a thirst for knowledge at an early […]