Full Trailer: Nate Parker’s “Birth of a Nation”

Scoring the biggest deal in Sundance Film Festival history in January, Nate Parker’s new film is already considered one of the biggest awards contenders of the year.

Set against the antebellum South, Parker plays literate slave and preacher Nat Turner 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 – he orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom. Fox Searchlight is set to give the film a high-profile release on October 7th and check out the new full trailer for it below.