Sundance: Why Nate Parker Put His Acting Career on Hold to Make Breakout Hit ‘The Birth of a Nation’
After premiering to packed crowds and a standing ovation at the Sundance Film Festival, Nate Parker's Birth of a Nation set a new record for the biggest deal to date at the yearly industry affair, with worldwide rights going to Fox Searchlight for an incredible $17.5 million (and heated bidding war). The movie, which chronicles the real story of Nat Turner, a Virginia slave who led a two-day rebellion in 1831, was a passion project for Turner, who put his professional life on hold to make it happen.
‘White Shoes’ Exposes the Hidden History of Slavery in New York City
By posing nude on New York sites once used as slave markets and African burial grounds, Nona Faustine, a Brooklyn-born and -based photographer, explores the relationship of her free body to those who stood there before her.