The Birth of a Nation

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The Birth of a Nation

ku klux klan southern usa army racist silent film american civil war reconstruction era

The Birth of a Nation

Release Date: February 08, 1915

Year    :   1915
Slogan    :   «The Fiery Cross of the Ku Klux Klan!»
Genres    :   Drama, History, War
Production Companies    :   Epoch Film Co.
Director    :   D.W. Griffith
Producers    :   H.E. Aitken, D.W. Griffith
Writers    :   Thomas F. Dixon Jr., Thomas F. Dixon Jr., Frank E. Woods, D.W. Griffith
RunTime    :   193 mins.
Budget    :   100000
Revenue    :   11000000

Two families, abolitionist Northerners the Stonemans and Southern landowners the Camerons, intertwine. When Confederate colonel Ben Cameron is captured in battle, nurse Elsie Stoneman petitions for his pardon. In Reconstruction-era South Carolina, Cameron founds the Ku Klux Klan, battling Elsie's congressman father and his African-American protégé, Silas Lynch.

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