Hollywood movie The Birth of a Nation, will be released in cinemas across Nigeria come November 18, 2016.

The movie is not just another slavery story, but a story that pays tribute to the struggle of African Americans.

The main character, Nate Parker plays an enslaved African American (Nat Turner) who is an ordained preacher that spearheaded a slave rebellion.

The movie is a portrayal of how African Americans rebelled and fought against oppression and is set in Virginia USA in the year 1831.

“The Birth of a Nation” is written, produced and directed by Nate Parker and stars Gabrielle Union, Aja Naomi King, Armie Hammer, Colman Domingo, Penelope Ann Miller, Mark Boone Jr and Dwight Henry.

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Watch the trailer below.