The new “Birth of a Nation” film appears designed specifically to incite African-Americans to take part in a modern-day “slave rebellion” by attacking white people.
Such an outcome is so probable the movie studio behind the film, Fox Searchlight, is funding outreach programs in African-American communities to tell them not to rise up and kill white people as is shown in the film, but instead “rise up by voting” and “rise up to build affordable housing.”
From the New York Times, “Tricky Goal for ‘Birth of a Nation’: Inspire but Don’t Incite“:
LOS ANGELES — The coming film “The Birth of a Nation,” which recounts a violent 1831 slave rebellion and includes scenes that evoke present-day outrage over fatal police shootings of black men, has been marketed as an urgent call to action.
In publicity materials, Nate Parker, the film’s director, writer, producer and star, says audiences should leave theaters asking, “When injustice knocks at our own front door, are we going to counter it with everything we have?”The distributor of the historical drama, Fox Searchlight, has promoted it with provocative posters depicting Mr. Parker’s character with his head in a noose made from an American flag and with trailers that feature Andra Day’s stirring rhythm-and-blues song “Rise Up.”
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