The promovement for Nate Parker’sThe Birth of a Nation has actually been rife through powerful images.

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The first poster experienced a stylized version of the Amerideserve to flag through stripes consisted of of members of Nat Turner’s ill-fated servant revolt, while the second had actually Turner in an American flag noose.

The latest advertisement for the historic attribute references the D.W. Griffith film that shares its name.

A poster of Griffith’s 1915featurehas actually been spray-painted with the tag “Nat Turner Lives.” It is positioned beside a minimalist one-sheet for Parker’s film that features the very same tag.


Griffith’s silent film takes location during the Civil War and reconstructionist America and has been widelycriticizedfor itsportrayal of black guys as violent and sexually aggressive, while the Ku Klux Klan is presented as heroic.

By comparikid, Parker’s film adheres to the story of Nat Turner, the leader of the failed servant rebellion in the antebellum South.

The Birth of a Nation hits theaters on Oct. 7.

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