Birth of a Nation Screening

Birth of A Nation

This movie has a well-paced build up not only does it informs you on Nat Turners background it explains the upcoming awakening the USA will have. Thus giving the name Birth of A Nation. This film could not have come at a better time. A 10 is an understatement not only do you learn the history you feel the pain surrounding the time period The cast was amazing and the Directors use of still images and expanding wide shots are absolutely beautiful. Song choice and timing was very on point. Not only is it relatable to all it is very enlightening to see how one man can inspire many and spark a movement years to come. It also shows what happens when we gain clear concousness of right and wrong. Birth of a Nation shows you how ignorant the world once was; while also showing you that there is still good in it. It relates in today’s time by showing that people still pick and choose what they see when it comes to race. It shows how we may feel it’s wrong but by us not speaking or acting on it can make matters worse or never end a cycle. At the end of the film you feel happy not enraged at anyone, since it balances all of your emotions. Not to be violent but to be proud that this man attempted what many would never do in his time. How he died with his dignity for what he believes in order to bring freedom to his people even if it was short lived he died a free man and not a slave.

 

 

Avery Scott