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The Big Screen: ‘The Birth Of A Nation’

by Stephen Becker 6 Oct 2016 7:00 AM

This week, we discuss the responsibility that filmmakers have to the historical record with a historian from SMU


thebigscreen“The Birth of a Nation” looks at the 1831 slave rebellion led by Nat Turner. The film is generating serious awards buzz, as well as controversy. This week, we focus on the historical events that inspired the movie with Edward Countryman, an SMU professor who specializes in American history.

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