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Matthew Carpenter (screenplay)
DJ Spooky (screenplay)
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'Rebirth' for Tribeca fest slate
 (From The Hollywood Reporter. 18 August 2008, 11:00 AM, PDT)

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Stien Davis ... Narrator (as Richard Davis)

Directed by
DJ Spooky 
 
Writing credits
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Matthew Carpenter  screenplay
Anthony James  screenplay
DJ Spooky  screenplay

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Richter Hardig .... supervising producer
John W. Hyde .... executive producer (as John Hyde)
Anthony James .... co-producer
Stacey Jade Smart .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Kronos Quartet 
DJ Spooky 
 
Film Editing by
Anthony James 
Brad Schwartz 
 
Visual Effects by
Gary Breslin .... visual effects
Forrest Heidel .... visual effects producer
Adam Lewin .... visual effects
 
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Elissa Friedman .... production executive
 

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A struggle that continues long after the end of the war., 30 May 2009
Author: lastliberal from United States

There is no doubt that D.W. Griffith's Birth of a Nation is racist. It is hard to praise this cinematic gem without soiling yourself in the process. One can watch it on their own, and they certainly should as it is a classic, and form their own opinion. We do not need DJ Spooky's commentary.

But, if you haven't seen it, this is an excellent way to watch. The core of the film is left intact, with commentary at the most egregious moments. The music of DJ Spooky makes it even more enjoyable.

Spooky questions whether Griffith's version of history has influenced us even to this day. There is certainly ample evidence that freedom did not come to Blacks with the end of the war, but that they were disenfranchised for another 100 years. Is Griffith's film responsible for that? One has to watch and make up their own minds, but this is an excellent piece for thought.

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