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The Birth of a Nation Review - Cine-Vue

Cine-Vue: Sometimes there are films that have such a whirlwind of media attention and extraneous commentary that it's nigh on impossible to discuss them in isolation. Nate Parker's The Birth of a Nation was already hauling around significant baggage by re-purposing the title of D.W.Griffith's 1915 film - which was technically revolutionary and morally repugnant - for a story of black rebellion. Then came its rapturous reception at its Sundance debut amidst the palpable outrage of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, subsequently marred by the ongoing tumult of charges made against Parker while he was a student.

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