Cheer Slave Revolt, Feel Revolt at Slavery with 'Birth of a Nation' Trailer

June 21, 2016

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After bidding a Sundance record $17.5 million to acquire worldwide rights to Nate Parker's Birth of a Nation back in January, Fox Searchlight is ready to show what they spent all that cash on. Here's a look with the first trailer for the film, which tells the story of the 1831 slave rebellion led by Nat Turner.

If the studio's hope for return on investment would come by way of awards season prestige, it looks like they've got a winner on their hands here. If their hope is that this will build a cinematic universe with their 12 Years a Slave, someone needs to have a talk with them. See for yourself:

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