Nate Parker's controversial The Birth of a Nation comes out Friday, and while many are shunning his directorial debut in light of his personal life, there's no denying how important this film is.
One thing Parker's reiterated all over the media is that this movie is bigger than he is. After screening the film at this year's Toronto Film Festival, I was blown away by the vulnerability, depth and strength of The Birth of a Nation.
Check out these powerful images from the film.
Nate Parker in the director's chair
Slaves for Sale
When a Young Nat Turner Preaches
Nat Turner Was Destined for Greatness
They Found Love in a Hopeless Place
Nat Turner Baptizes White Preacher
During the Rebellion
No Ordinary Love
From the Pulpit to the Cotton Field