The Birth of a Nation

Almost a century after its release, THE BIRH OF A NATION remains one of the most controversial films ever made... a landmark achievement that continues to fascinate and enrag... Read more

The Birth of a Nation

Directed by D. W. Griffith

Year: 1915
Running Time: 192
Color Type: Tinted B&W
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Country: U.S.
Language: English intertitles
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The Birth of a Nation

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Mae Marsh
Henry B. Walthall
Lillian Gish

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Directed by D. W. Griffith


Almost a century after its release, THE BIRTH OF A NATION remains one of the most controversial films ever made... a landmark achievement that continues to fascinate and enrage audiences. It is the epic story of two families, one northern and one southern, during and after the Civil War. D.W. Griffith’s masterful direction combines brilliant battle scenes and tender romance with a vicious portrayal of African Americans. It was the greatest feature-length blockbuster yet to be produced in the United States, and the first to be shown in the White House. After seeing the film, President Woodrow Wilson declared it was “like writing history with lightning!” In cities and states across the country, the film energized the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), which tried to have the film banned, or at least the most gruesome scenes censored. The film also inspired African Americans to move into filmmaking as a way to offer alternative images and stories.

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"One of the greatest American movies of all time!" - American Film Institute

"The Birth of a Nation remains an important and unforgettable historical document and I have never seen it look or sound better. It remains an impressive and draining experience - a journey that demands a position in any cinephile library. Blu-ray is recommended! - DVD Beaver

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