10 Nat Turner Facts to Know Before Biopic ‘The Birth of a Nation’

First and foremost, congratulations to actor/filmmaker Nate Parker for scoring the biggest purchase in the history of the Sundance Film Festival for his upcoming film “The Birth of a Nation.”

Fox Searchlight Pictures purchased the film for $17.5 million.

Parker deserves even more praise for the subject matter of “The Birth of a Nation,” which is a biopic on slave revolt leader Nat Turner.

The film, which hits theaters Oct. 7, should put to rest any notion that Black slaves were content with their enslavement and did not fight back.

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