After fighting for years to produce his film, director Nate Parker's Nat Turner biopic, chronicling the bloody slave rebellion of 1831, has broken sales records at Sundance. (Latest News, KPCC, 1/28/2016)
Biopic About Nat Turner Is A Success At Sundance Film Festival
The Birth of a Nation, directed, written, produced and starring Nate Parker, received an overwhelming response at the premiere. Renee Montagne talks to Justin Chang, chief film critic for Variety.
Nat Turner's Rebellion
No matter what you may have heard from your friendly neighborhood neo-Confederate, slaves did not like being enslaved, not even those with "good masters." One man born into the "peculiar institution" decided to do something about it, with tragic consequences. His name was Nat Turner. Join us for a fascinating discussion of the most significant slave rebellion in American constitutional history with UNC law professor Al Brophy.