The Birth of a Nation (2016)
Director: Nate Parker
Starring Armie Hammer, Aunjanue Ellis, Dwight Henry, Gabrielle Union, Mark Boone Junior, Nate Parker
Set against the antebellum South, THE BIRTH OF A NATION follows Nat Turner (Nate Parker), a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner (Armie Hammer), accepts an offer to use Nat's preaching to subdue unruly slaves. As he witnesses countless atrocities - against himself and his fellow slaves - Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.