Product Code : EFC D 016
The birth of a nation (also known as The Clansman), directed by D.W.Griffith and released in 1915, is one of the most influential and controversial of American motion pictures. Set during and after the American Civil War, the film was based on Thomas Dixons The Clansman, a novel and play. The Birth of a Nation is noted for its innovative technical and narrative achievement, and its status as the first Hollywood blockbuster. It has provoked great controversy for its treatment of white supremacy and sympathetic of the rise of the Ku Klux Klan.