Film Student & Aspiring Director
I love cinema, but I don't think it loves me
It's very hard to talk about a movie like "The Birth of a Nation". The racism expressed in this film is infuriating and the message is unimaginably wrong. There are so many horrible ideas expressed in this mean-spirited film, which presents people of color in the worst way possible.
So the question rises, should this film continue being viewed and taught?
For me, the answer is very clear. Yes. It's a film with an incredibly wrong message, but given the…