The film is co-written, co-produced and directed by Nate Parker (in his directorial debut)
Based on the story of Nat Turner, the enslaved man who led a slave rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia, in 1831
Set against the antebellum South, THE BIRTH OF A NATION follows Nat Turner (Nate Parker), a literate slave and preacher, 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 - Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.
- Esther Scott (Bridget)