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Two new films, the birth of a nation and 13th, confront the burden of how best to reposition important black narratives one fails completely. If the idea of war can be held in abhorrence after witnessing “the birth of a nation,” a worthwhile accomplishment has been made to its creators, despite the. Background a controversial, explicitly racist, but landmark american film masterpiece - these all describe ground-breaking producer/director d w griffith's the.
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