The new image features Parker’s character, Nat Turner in black and white, being hung by a noose made out of the American flag, which is shown in color.
The slavery drama, written, directed and co-produced by Parker, tells the story of 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 also co-star in the powerful film.
The feature has been garnering award season buzz after it took home the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize at the Utah-held festival this year. Upon its premiere, it set a Sundance record when it was acquired by Fox Searchlight for $17.5 million.
“The Birth of a Nation” will be released in theaters on October 7. Check out the one-sheet below.