Alexander: ‘The Birth of a Nation’ Is an Epic Fail | The Nation

Leslie Alexander reviews Birth of a Nation for The Nation:

“After attending an advance screening of the film, however, I now know that Parker failed miserably in his mission. Contrary to his promises of “historical fidelity,” Parker created a deeply flawed, historically inaccurate movie that exploits and distorts Nat Turner’s story and the history of slavery in America. Nearly everything in the movie—ranging from Turner’s relationship with his family, to his life as a slave, and even the rebellion itself—is a complete fabrication…”

Read it all:  https://www.thenation.com/article/the-birth-of-a-nation-is-an-epic-fail/

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