The Birth of a Nation
About the Film:
Ends Friday, Oct 21.
Join us at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 for The Little's final, and very special, showing of The Birth of a Nation. WXXI-TV's Need to Know host Hélène Biandudi Hofer will moderate a panel discussion following the film. The panel includes: Nate Brown of WHTK talk radio; Dr. Signithia Fordham, U of R Cultural Anthropologist; Terry Chaka, Executive Director of the Baobab Cultural Center; Jeremy Sarachan, St. John Fisher College Chair of the Media and Communication Department, and Dr. McMickle from the Colgate School of Divinity
Set against the antebellum South, The Birth of a Nation follows Nat Turner (Nate Parker), a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner (Armie Hammer), accepts an offer to use Nat’s preaching to subdue unruly slaves. As he witnesses countless atrocities - against himself and his fellow slaves - Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.
The Birth of a Nation is based on the true story of Nat Turner.