The Birth of a Nation Trailer (2016)

Trailer for The Birth of a Nation, due out in theaters on October 7th, 2016.

Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher in the antebellum South, orchestrates an uprising.

The production for The Birth of a Nation was done in "shotgun" style, with filming taking place in under four weeks.

Nate Parker first became interested in Nat Turner way back in his college days at University of Oklahoma. He first heard about the historical figure while taking a class under African-American studies. This would set off a decade-plus passion project for Parker, allowing him to make what is considered a "well-researched" feature.

The Birth of a Nation Trailer Screencap

When I heard about the standing ovation(s) received by this film, I couldn't help but be interested in seeing what everybody was raving about. The teaser trailer gave us a great taste, but this trailer definitely works to better spell out the premise behind The Birth of a Nation.

It's not exactly as hard-hitting as the first look we had, but it does do a helluva job showcasing this film's fantastic cinematography and top-notch acting. With a release set for this winter, it does give Fox Searchlight enough time to throw out at least one more trailer, which will likely also take a different approach to marketing the film based on what we've seen so far.

Duration
2 min 37 sec

Views
86,727

Posted On
June 21, 2016
Director
Nate Parker

Writer
Nate Parker

Studio
Fox Searchlight

Release
October 7, 2016
Cast
Gabrielle Union
Penelope Ann Miller
Jackie Earle Haley
Aja Naomi King
Armie Hammer
Trailer Tracks
"Rise Up"
Andra Day

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