Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Check out the official trailer for Nate Parker‘s new epic drama, “The Birth of a Nation.” The film, which recently premiered during the American Black Film Festival (ABFF), stars Parker as Nat Turner along with Gabrielle Union, Colman Domingo, Aunjanue Ellis, Aja Naomi King, Roger Guenveur Smith, Armie Hammer, Jackie Earl Haley, and Jeryl Prescott.

Set against the antebellum South, “The Birth of a Nation” 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. As he witnesses countless atrocities – against himself and his fellow slaves – Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.

The teaser trailer featured Nina Simone‘s version of “Strange Fruit” while this official trailer features the inspirational sounds of Andra Day‘s “Rise Up.”

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