The Birth of a Nation Motion Poster

We’re still waiting on the first trailer for Nate Parker’s Sundance Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize winning feature “The Birth of a Nation,” but before we get it the Fox Searchlight marketing team has unveiled a new motion poster for the film which proves surprisingly effective.

The movie, which opens October 7th, has Parker playing Nat Turner in the story of a slave rebellion in the antebellum South. Armie Hammer, Mark Boone Jr., Colman Domingo, Aunjanue Ellis, Dwight Henry, Gabrielle Union, Penelope Ann Miller and Jackie Earl Haley also star.