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‘The Birth of a Nation’ Trailer: Nate Parker Is a Child of God in New Look at His Sundance Prizewinner

The slavery drama hits theaters this October.

Nate Parker The Birth of a Nation

“The Birth of a Nation”

Nate Parker’s “The Birth of a Nation” has been among the most buzzed-about, anticipated films of the year since it premiered in Park City this January. The slavery drama set a Sundance record when it was acquired by Fox Searchlight for $17.5 million; it also took home the Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize in the festival’s U.S. Dramatic Competition. Watch the film’s new trailer below.

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Parker, who wrote, directed and co-produced, also stars as Nat Turner, a slave and preacher who in 1831 led a slave uprising in Georgia. Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King, Jackie Earle Haley, Penelope Ann Miller and Gabrielle Union all co-star in “The Birth of a Nation,” whose use of the title made famous by D.W. Griffith’s 1915 film is no coincidence.

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We’re sure to hear more about the film in the coming months, as an aggressive awards campaign is expected this fall. Fox Searchlight is set to release “The Birth of a Nation” on October 7, 2016.

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