A Mighty Spectacle, A Despicable Film: The Fate of The Birth of a Nation

Jenny Barrett, Lisa Adams-Davy (Producer)

Research output: Non-textual formPerformance

Abstract

The Birth of a Nation is one of the most controversial films of America’s history. As a work of cinematic excellence it was praised by millions. But as a piece of racist propaganda it has been held accountable over its 100 year history for its treatment of African Americans. This is the story of how people responded to this notorious film. A mixture of lecture and performance, scholars and students from Edge Hill University bring the controversy of The Birth of a Nation to life. This event is related to Art, Culture & Ethics in Black & White: 100 Years of D. W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation symposium taking place at Edge Hill University
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 12 Nov 2015
EventA Mighty Spectacle, A Despicable Film: The Fate of The Birth of a Nation - The Bluecoat, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 Nov 2015 → …

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