Birth of a Nation | © Argent / Fox Searchlight

The Birth of a Nation

  • The Birth of a Nation - Aufstand zur Freiheit (German title)
Feature Film | 2015-2016 | Biography, Drama, Period | USA

Shooting data

Number of shooting days27
LocationsSavannah (Georgia, USA)

Project data

Length of movie110 Min.

    Brief synopsis

    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.

    (Quelle: Fox Searchlight Pictures)


    Camera Departmentdirector of photographyElliot Davis
    Castingcasting directorMichelle Wade Byrd
    Castingcasting directorLisa Mae Fincannon
    Castingcasting directorAndrea Craven
    Castingcasting directorMary Vernieu
    Castingcasting directorCraig Fincannon
    Costume Departmentcostume designerFrancine Jamison-Tanchuck
    Director's DepartmentdirectorNate Parker
    EditingeditorSteven Rosenberg
    MusiccomposerHenry Jackman

    Production companies

    Argent Pictures [us]

    Distributing companies

    Fox Searchlight Pictures [us]weltweit (Kino)
    Twentieth (20th) Century Fox of Germany GmbH [de]Deutschland (Kino)


    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
    Nate Parker2016Sundance Film Festival [us]Grand Jury Prize Best FeatureWinner
    Nate Parker2016Sundance Film Festival [us]Audience Award Best FeatureWinner


    Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 13.04.2017