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Two families abolitionist Northerners the Stonemans and Southern landowners the Camerons. Intertwine in director D.W. Griffith’s controversial Civil War epic as the birth of a nation.
Confederate col. Ben Cameron is captured in battle. Nurse Elsie Stoneman petitions for his pardon. In Reconstruction-era South Carolina. Cameron founds the Ku Klux Klan. Battling Elsie’s congressman father and his African-American protégé, Silas Lynch.
Original title The Birth of a Nation
IMDb Rating 6.6 20,152 votes
TMDb Rating 6.4 200 votes