Wednesday, June 22, 2016

First Look: Birth of a Nation


The official trailer for Nate Parker's film about the Nat Turner slave rebellion 'Birth of a Nation..'


25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Another film with clean shaven slaves.

Anonymous said...

@7:27 .... The same can be said for yt folks you were filty looking with matted hair yet these slaves movies gives the perception or misconception that they were clean and smelled fresh.

Anonymous said...

28% of blacks in the south owned indentured servants/slaves compared to the 1.4% of whites who could afford one...

Wonder when "they" tell that story...

Anonymous said...

Enough with these friggin slave movies - damn!

Anonymous said...

^^^ LIES

Anonymous said...

This is some shit. These slaves can put a sentence together better than a whole lot of people I know, in 2016.

Anonymous said...

@8:48..."perspective is important"!

The 28% of blacks in the south owned indentured servants/slaves compared to the 1.4% of whites who could afford one...

Understand the perspective that these indentured servants/slaves that were owned by blacks were family members example would be husband/wife purchasing their children from a white slave master. Or simply put relatives purchasing other relatives NOT as an investment into chattel slavery which was the objective of the 1.4% of whites who could afford slaves.

peace

Anonymous said...

75% of jews owned slaves.They ran the south. They were ones who did not want to give up slavery. They were ones were the confederate flag, splitting up the country, created jim crow laws and the poor or lack of education.

Ron said...

All of you need a history lesson. Smh

Sharon Wallace said...

I will watch, some of us dont know all our history, I know it gets old and ppl don't want to see any more slave movies but some of our ppl need to know our history, especially our young ppl, as they are out of control.

Anonymous said...

Who in their right mind expects for the corporate run American media to tell the truth about history of any kind? They whitewash everything. Turn the TVs off and read some books and look up some lectures on the Internet by scholars who have dedicated their life's work to documenting and lecturing on history. Hollywierd probably hasn't reached out to any of them for information or advice or anything else. Hollywierd serves to entertain, not educate.

Anonymous said...

Can Black people please stop with the resentment of the Jews?
As far as slavery is concerned everyobe had their hands in it. Arabs, Europeans, Africans, Jews. Arabs were selling Africans before everyone else. It was the Roman s that killed Jesus since they were the ones doing crusifixation. I was told never to be jealous of their intelligence. They know money & take care of their community something we should learn from

Anonymous said...

History book recommendations, anyone?

Anonymous said...

That is all black people can be in Hollywood A drug addict, prostitute, entertainer or a slave. Blacks still slaves in 2016, rocking gold chains around the necks and wrist. Gold chains. Slave mentality.

Corey Wilson said...

Another post with comments of "self hate". Enough of this and enough of that.... but you want more action movies when they are all derived from comic books THAT WERE NOT WRITTEN WITH BLACKS IN MIND. Yall kill me as a people. Bring all movies on that tell our strories. You not a slave anymore, but shidddd most of you are in your mind. Low level, materialistic, chasing the white man's dollar.... and garnering his approval. So get off the gas and dive into your fuckin history and appreciate the sacrifices the actors make to depic these stories. Nat Turner was no punk. He is a superhero during that time. Sorry we can't follow this one up with a comic book. Cause it happened in real life. Amen. - I don't want to be anonymous. Corey Wilson

Anonymous said...

He who controls the narrative controls the mind.

Anonymous said...

For all of you Black people that just love watching these slavery based movies you go right ahead-it's your right as free descendants of slaves. I've read books about slavery...the real deal slavery, been to museums and seen documentaries. If they really made a real deal movie about slavery it would be banned. I've never seen Amistad, 12 years a slave, the ROOTS reboot or anything else of the type and I don't intend to see this movie. It's all redundant. It doesn't matter who owned our slave ancestors they were STILL slaves. They were STILL beaten, tortured, raped and murdered.

I saw that someone posted that these type of movies is a way to teach kids that don't know about slavery. That is lazy and ridiculous. How about taking the kids to a museum or a library to check out some books as a summer long reading assignment? Yes some kids' parents make them read during the summer. Reading a book for one hour a day is not going to kill them. Rent or download a documentary on slavery not a fictionalized distorted account. Then again maybe some people prefer a fictionalized version of slavery.

WiserWords2 said...

Anonymous said...
28% of blacks in the south owned indentured servants/slaves compared to the 1.4% of whites who could afford one...

Wonder when "they" tell that story...
8:48 AM
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Your comment has exposed your ignorance of history and and lack of critical thinking skills.

You're trying to tell us that Black slaves in the South who couldn't own property and weren't paid for their work owned 28% of the slaves and only 1.4% of whites, who were paid for their work and allowed to own property could afford to own slaves.

Ignorance is not a virtue my friend.

Anonymous said...

I saw this movie at Sundance... It's really good. Not all of the slaves are "clean" ... It's brutal & harsh... But y'all should go watch

Anonymous said...

Rebellion would have worked if light skinned niqquah didnt snitch. Google it know your history. The cornbread must have been good. Minister Farrakahn was right... we aint nothing but runaway slaves to them. That is why all of the slave movies keep popping up.

Anonymous said...

We will never be equal to others if we do not support, invest and marry into our own. We have a generational history of employment but not ownership. Malcolm X

Anonymous said...

Bitch if you don't GTFOHWTBS!! It wasn't no damm 28%. Tell the whole story or STFU! #troll

tiger saber said...

All the black men making slave movies with white wives, Nate Parker, John Legend; please

The King Of The Real said...

keep holding your jeebus. im done withit all. blind motherfuckers to the game

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^All the black comedians back in the day who called whites hunkies on tv, secretly had white male lovers. One way or another whites got their hands in our shit

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