Black Entertainment : #NatTurner: 'Birth of a Nation' is more than just a film

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In the Spirit of Sankofa ... Nat Turner, my favorite ancestor,



#NatTurner: 'Birth of a Nation' is more than just a film



... The violence in the film - reflective of true, historical events - is sure to earn it an "R" rating. There is also the issue of recent complaints from people like rapper Snoop Dogg, that they are tired of seeing slave narratives on both the big screen and small. But Parker said he disagrees and points to how differently the history of the Holocaust has been treated in the United States versus the history of slavery ...


http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/17/entertainment/nate-parker-birth-of-a-nation/index.html

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The story of Nat Turner, who led a slave rebellion in Virginia in 1831, is a risky one for Hollywood


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There is also the issue of recent complaints from people like rapper Snoop Dogg, that they are tired of seeing slave narratives on both the big screen and small
I could give 2 s--ts about what so-called snoop dog and others like him have to say esp. when they have done nothing but pimped and exploited their own people. Man you want to talk about hypocrisy. Let them pool their resources together and put something out there that serves to uplift our people other than bs rap that undercuts the progress of African people and continues to perpetuate the negative stigma. This film will educate people about the African slaves who revolted against slavery and white imperialism, something which white history has failed to illuminate.
 
I could give 2 s--ts about what so-called snoop dog and others like him have to say esp. when they have done nothing but pimped and exploited their own people. Man you want to talk about hypocrisy. Let them pool their resources together and put something out there that serves to uplift our people other than bs rap that undercuts the progress of African people and continues to perpetuate the negative stigma. This film will educate people about the African slaves who revolted against slavery and white imperialism, something which white history has failed to illuminate.

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My exact same sentiments ... As a matter of fact, Baldwin said it best:


People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.

James A. Baldwin

http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/j/james_a_baldwin.html

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Sundance sensation ‘The Birth of a Nation’ gets powerful new trailer


The talk of this year’s Sundance Film Festival now has its most extensive preview yet: Fox Searchlight today released the first full trailer for The Birth of a Nation, showing off the film that sparked a bidding war for worldwide rights in January. Ultimately, the period drama went for a festival record $17.5 million ...


https://www.yahoo.com/news/sundance-sensation-birth-nation-gets-225542296.html

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After making a splash at Sundance and inspiring a bidding war, The Birth of a Nation now has its first full trailer. The film stars Nate Parker, who also makes his directorial debut


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