The Birth Of A Nation

Synopsis: Nat Turner is an enslaved Baptist preacher who lives on a Virginia plantation owned by Samuel Turner. With rumors of insurrection in the air, a cleric convinces Samuel that Nate should sermonize to other slaves, thereby quelling any notions of an uprising. As Nate witnesses the horrific treatment of his fellow man, he realizes that he can no longer just stand by and preach. On Aug. 21, 1831, Turner's quest for justice and freedom leads to a violent and historic rebellion in Southampton County.
Production: Fox Searchlight Pictures
  4 wins & 26 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.4
Metacritic:
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Year:
2016
120 min
$15,849,340
917 Views


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11 CONTINUED:

5/8/15 - PINK 5

11

Several moments pass before Nat emerges. He and John Clarkeshare a smile asWOMAN’S

VOICE (O.S.)

John Clarke!

ELIZABETH TURNER (40’s) exits onto the ‘Big House’ porch.

ELIZABETH TURNER

Get in here for supper.

JOHN CLARKE:

Yes’m! Bye Nat.

YOUNG NAT:

Bye.

Nat watches as John Clarke bounds the porch stairs. He andElizabeth disappear inside.

Nat lingers a moment, his eyes fixing on a hardcover BOOKdraped on the back of a rocking chair.

12 OMITTED 12 *

13 EXT. TURNER PLANTATION - BIG HOUSE - DAY 13

On the porch, the wooden rocking chair rocks lazily. Thehardcover book, gone.

14 EXT. SLAVE QUARTERS - MEAL HOUSE - DAY 14

Nat arrives to a long table overcrowded with slave children,

each holding a SHELL. A SLAVE MAN approaches, drops a LARGEBOWL of CORNMUSH at the table’s center. As the children surgescooping at the mush, Nat struggles to push his way through.

Within seconds, the kids disperse, leaving Nat in front of anempty bowl.

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Nate Parker & Jean Celestin

Nate Parker is an American actor, director, producer, writer, and musical performer who has appeared in Beyond the Lights, Red Tails, The Secret Life of Bees, The Great Debaters, Arbitrage, Non-Stop, Felon, and Pride. more…

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