A Mighty Spectacle, A Despicable Film: The Fate of The Birth of a Nation

Barrett, Jenny (2015) A Mighty Spectacle, A Despicable Film: The Fate of The Birth of a Nation. A Mighty Spectacle, A Despicable Film: The Fate of The Birth of a Nation, 12/11/15, The Bluecoat, Liverpool.

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Abstract

The Birth of a Nation is one of the most controversial films of America’s history. As a work of cinematic excellence it was praised by millions. But as a piece of racist propaganda it has been held accountable over its 100 year history for its treatment of African Americans. This is the story of how people responded to this notorious film. A mixture of lecture and performance, scholars and students from Edge Hill University bring the controversy of The Birth of a Nation to life. This event is related to Art, Culture & Ethics in Black & White: 100 Years of D. W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation symposium taking place at Edge Hill University

Item Type: Performance
Additional Information: Dramatised lecture and performance on the director DW Griffith and his film The Birth of a Nation (1915), written by Jenny Barrett. Directed by Jenny Barrett and Lisa Adams-Davy. Including performances and reconstruction of film by students of Edge Hill University. Event included a public vote to either save or ban the film. Performance only
Subjects: E History America > E151 United States (General)
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Divisions: Media
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2016 12:13
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/7076

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