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The Birth of a Nation

The movie is directed by D. W. Griffith and one of the most triumphant and creatively advanced films of its generation that ignites riots, protests and divisiveness since its initial release. The story is all about the Civil War and its aftermath, as seen through the perspectives of two families. The Cameron’s from the south and the Stoneman’s hail from the north. When the Civil War started, the Stoneman family shed their lot with the Union while the Cameron family stays faithful to Dixie. After the war is over, Ben Cameron (Henry B. Walthall) is anguished that his much-loved south is now under the command of blacks and carpetbagger. As a result, he created a secret vigilante group together with…