The Nat Turner that Could Have Been: The Birth of a Nation’s Wasted Effort

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When I walked in to see Nate Parker’s The Birth of a Nation, I expected to be underwhelmed given the criticisms I’d heard about the film. I did not, however, expect it to be so dull. Because this film is about Nat Turner. And whatever else can be said about him, the slave rebel, mystic, revolutionary and preacher, was anything but.

Yes, Virginia, there are Spoilers.

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