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Watch the Teaser Trailer for “The Birth Of a Nation”

If you were following the Sundance Film Festival this past January, then you know Nate Parker‘s film, The Birth of a Nation, was a big hit and FOX Searchlight set a record paying $17.5 million for the worldwide rights to the film.

A release date is set for October 7, 2016, making it a likely contender for next year’s Academy Awards.

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Contrary to some people’s belief, this is not just another “slave movie.” It tells the story of Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher, whose owner accepts an offer to use Turner’s preaching to control fiery slaves. Turner witnesses the never-ending mistreatment of his fellow slaves, and comes up with a plan which place him in the history books.

Parker wrote and  directed the film and also stars as Turner.

His co-stars included Gabrielle Union, Aja Naomi King (How to Get Away With Murder) and Armie Hammer among others.

Watch the teaser trailer below.

Brittney Fennell

Brittney Fennell

Brittney is the Associate Editor of Jawbreaker and a writer who has goals to disrupt culture in ways unseen.