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The Birth of a Nation: A Gut-Wrenching, Yet Remarkable Journey Fueled by Conviction & Retribution [Review]

Brutal and unflinching at times, the subject matter of The Birth of a Nation is steeped in sincerity. Dating back to pre-Civil War, Nate Parker’s directorial debut does not shy away from a time where those who were oppressed by racial injustice had no hope. You’ve seen movies centered around slavery before. You’ve seen the muted colors that paint a dark, grim picture of this historical time period. And while it might feel familiar, The Birth of a Nation’s revolutionary story about one man’s faith turned upside down to the point that vengeance is his only answer to injustice results in a powerful message that is not just vital, but also resonates with how we move forward in the present. Continue reading The Birth of a Nation: A Gut-Wrenching, Yet Remarkable Journey Fueled by Conviction & Retribution [Review]