Nate Parker as Nat Turner, center, in a scene from "The Birth of a Nation." Slavery stories were scarce prior to 2012, but their proliferation has led some to question whether viewers are becoming weary of the genre, or if Hollywood is only finally addressing the oppressive and brutal institution that lasted four centuries and remains part of the country’S legacy today.
Nate Parker as Nat Turner, center, in a scene from "The Birth of a Nation." Slavery stories were scarce prior to 2012, but their proliferation has led some to question whether viewers are becoming weary of the genre, or if Hollywood is only finally addressing the oppressive and brutal institution that lasted four centuries and remains part of the country’S legacy today. Jahi Chikwendiu Fox Searchlight Films
Nate Parker as Nat Turner, center, in a scene from "The Birth of a Nation." Slavery stories were scarce prior to 2012, but their proliferation has led some to question whether viewers are becoming weary of the genre, or if Hollywood is only finally addressing the oppressive and brutal institution that lasted four centuries and remains part of the country’S legacy today. Jahi Chikwendiu Fox Searchlight Films

Another slave film? Some are weary, others want more history

October 06, 2016 7:41 PM