If you would like to read my thoughts on the first trailer, click here. As soon as I saw the teaser trailer a few months ago, it easily made it to my list of most anticipated movies of 2016. The obvious similarities to 12 Years a Slave are here but it seems like a lot more. While that movie was more about one person and their struggles, this one is about a slave in the South who orchestrated an uprising. This one definitely had its many award-worthy moments, whether or not it wins anything remains to be seen. I’m just fascinated by the fact that its star, Nate Parker, also wrote and directed the movie. The Birth of a Nation releases October 7th, 2016.