NAT TURNER: A Troublesome Property

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Actor playing Nat Turner in a jail cell after his revolt, looking up. Actor playing Nat Turner in the woods, staring off camera. A side view of Nat Turner's bleeding face and neck after being beaten.
Revolutionary hero? Or fanatical killer? 

Ever since Nat Turner led a famed slave revolt in 1831, he has been a subject of fierce debate. Who was Turner? And who “owns” his story? Part documentary, part dramatization, this innovative exploration of race and social memory proves there isn’t just one story—or one Nat Turner.

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