Ever since The Birth of a Nation made record headlines for its historic distribution deal and many awards, the buzz has been non-stop for actor and producer Nate Parker. There’s even been some Oscar talk.
Audiences got a small glimpse of what’s to come when the film drops this October, but now we have an even closer look as the movie’s full trailer was released on Shadow and Act.
“Set against the antebellum South, this story follows Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner, accepts an offer to use Nat’s preaching to subdue unruly slaves. After witnessing countless atrocities against fellow slaves, Nat devises a plan to lead his people to freedom.”
The stars recently made an appearance at the Los Angeles Film Festival earlier this month to give more insight on the message of the movie and the inspiration behind wanting to do a film of this caliber.
“It’s not a film about endurance. It’s not a film about slavery. It’s a film about freedom,” Nate explained during a Q&A after a special screening.
You can take a look at the trailer here:
Written By: Jnelle Belle