The Birth of a Nation Capstone. Blair’s Narrative: In recent years, Hollywood has displayed a fascination with the “re-telling” of history via a plethora of history-based feature films. However, These films often ignite controversy due to the film industry’s priority to captivate and entertain viewers. Then this two-fold priority often comes at the expense of presenting history from an objective and accurate perspective. Additionally, to this end, viewers are often left with an inaccurate presentation. By which distorts their understanding of historically significant events, places and people. Also please consider this cinematic problem as you complete the capstone analysis of “Birth of a Nation”(2016). YOU MUST GAIN ACCESS TO THIS FILM AND WATCH IT IN ITS ENTIRETY(HONOR CODE).
Type a double-spaced, size twelve “Times New Roman” font, AT LEAST THREE FULL page essay in which you address the following: Who was Nat Turner? Hence You will need to conduct some research outside of the “Birth…..film.” How did the film depict Turner(in terms of his background, family, interactions with his slaveowner’s family, and other Caucasians)?
Based upon your research, what motivated Turner to organize and launch a rebellion? What was the “ultimate goal” of the rebellion? Did the film accurately portray those “motivating forces”?Explain. How did the film present the nature of the slave family, slave male/slave female relationships, the use of Chrstianity within controlling the “behavior” of enslaved people?
Turner’s rebellion is considered the most successful slave rebellion in U.S. history due to the fact that it was carried out and his band killed nearly sixty Caucasians(men,women and children).Do you think Turner was justified?Explain. Based upon your research, do you think the flm provides a historically accurate portrayal of Turner and some aspects of American slavery? Explain. What were some of the film’s weak points? Also What were some strong points? Lastly, What is your overall view of this film?