Official Movie Tie-in
This official tie-in to the highly acclaimed film, The Birth of a Nation, surveys the history and legacy of Nat Turner, the leader of one of the most renowned slave rebellions on American soil, while also exploring Turner&;s relevance to contemporary dialogues on race relations.
This official tie-in edition to the highly acclaimed film, The Birth of a Nation, presents the philosophy and craft behind the making of the film, situating the film&;s relevance not only within cinematic history but also within the greater dialog of race, subjugation and resistance. In addition to &;My Journey with Nat Turner&; by writer/director, Nate Parker, the book will also feature: &;The Unbroken Chain of Enslaved African Resistance and Rebellion&; by Erica Armstrong Dunbar and Daina Ramey Berry, &;Slavery and (In)Justice During the Nat Turner Rebellion: History and Legacy of the &;Rule of Law&; in America&; by Alfred L. Brophy, &;Nat Turner at the Crossroads: African Iconography and Cosmologies in The Birth of a Nation&; by Kelley Fanto Deetz, PhD, and &;Why Nat Turner Matters: The Importance of History in Contemporary Consciousness&; by Brian Favors, MEd.
More than just a tie-in this book seeks to educate the listener as to Nat Turner&;s legacy and influence. By bringing together an array of artists and intellectuals, this book speaks directly to Turner&;s importance throughout history and especially his relevance to contemporary social relations.