Possibly the most racist film in the United States history was also the first huge blockbuster Hollywood hit. How is this possible? Why is The Birth of a Nation still shown in film schools? Does the film hold historical value or should it be outright banned?
The Birth of a Nation (1915). Directed by D.W. Griffith. Starring Henry B. Walthall, Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Miriam Cooper, Mary Alden.
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