The Birth of a Nation, the Sundance award-winning sensation written and directed by Nate Parker, who also stars as a preacher who sparked a rebellion among his fellow slaves in Southampton County, Virginia during 1831, debuted a powerful and bold poster on TIDAL.
The image is a striking one considering current events: It’s a time when the Black Lives Matter movement resurges over the deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling; it’s a time when President Barack Obama is preparing to leave office as Donald Trump, a man criticized for fueling bigotry, is eyeing the White House.
The poster features a black-and-white bust of Parker’s Nat Turner as he’s strangled by a noose made from the American flag. “[Healing] can only come through an honest confrontation with our past,” Parker wrote of the image. “Do we have the courage to examine the true Birth of this Nation?”
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SOURCE: EW – Nick Romano