What do you do with a film like Birth of a Nation?
This is a question that film writers are still actively struggling with. Rather than add our own thoughts, we'll let critics do the talking. Three notable recent articles on the subject are:
- "At 100 years old, Birth Of A Nation remains a troubling contradiction" by The AV Club's Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, which focuses more on the filmmaking aspects and its relation to modern cinema
- "The Birth of a Nation at 100: 'Important, Innovative and Despicable'" by Brandeis University professor Tom Doherty
- "Why No One Is Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Feature Film" by Vulture's Godfrey Cheshire, which tells the historical context of the film's release and success