Why You Shouldn't Watch The Birth of a Nation ( and why you should) | Brows Held High

Since it hit the first movie theaters a little over a century ago, how many film students have been told to watch D. W. Griffith’s The Birth of a Nation? In this video, Kyle Kallgren recontextualizes the film, questioning the value of a story that depicts black America (played by white men in blackface) as an existential threat to white America.

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