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Our Nation (2015)

Douglas, a young African-American boy living in Norfolk, VA in 1915, desires to go to the newly released film "The Birth of a Nation". He discovers that the only place showing the film is a... See full summary »

Director:

Derrick Borte

Writer:

David Mallin

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Credited cast:
Marsha Stephanie Blake ... Margaret
Derrick Baskin ... Jeremy
John S. Howell Sr. ... Theater patron
Kelly Miller ... Theatre Staff
Rosalind Russell ... Alma
Connor Berry Connor Berry ... Douglas
Nancy Sun ... Yin Lee
Malachi DeWitt ... Tommie
Justin Young Justin Young ... Cedric
Kuan Wei Lee Kuan Wei Lee ... Hao Lee
Phillip Martin ... Patron
Sergio M. Lorenzana Sergio M. Lorenzana ... Protester (extra)
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Douglas, a young African-American boy living in Norfolk, VA in 1915, desires to go to the newly released film "The Birth of a Nation". He discovers that the only place showing the film is a "white's only" cinema that refuses to let him inside. He also discovers protesters outside of the theatre, and a Chinese couple that don't quite fit into either side of the racial divide. Eventually he finds a way inside, but as he watches the film wonder dissipates into disillusionment as he is confronted with racism on the big screen. He finds new hope, however, in an open theatre presenting more uplifting material. Written by David Mallin

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Douglas, a young African American boy living in Norfolk in 1915, is forced to come to terms with racism not only on the silver screen, but in his own life, when he attempts to see the newly released film "The Birth of a Nation" at an all-white theatre.

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Short | Drama | History

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Chinese

Release Date:

September 2015 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Norfolk, Virginia, USA

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Budget:

$35,000 (estimated)
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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