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Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property, 2003


In 2003, filmmaker Frank Christopher collaborated with director Charles Burnett and historian Kenneth Greenberg to create this documentary on how Nat Turner has been viewed by Americans, white and black, since the revolt. It includes interviews with an array of people with different perspectives on the rebellion and the man who led it.


The film also reenacts portions of William Styron's 1967 best-selling novel The Confessions of Nat Turner and discusses the controversy over this fictionalized representation of Nat Turner by a white Virginian during the most turbulent moments of the modern civil rights movement.


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