in about 100 words or less
US 100m, B&W; Colour
Director: DJ Spooky aka Paul D. Miller
A digital deconstruction of W.D. Griffith’s The Birth of a Nation (1915), Rebirth of a Nation offers a social commentary on the continuing manipulation of the truth in media. In this stylized and shortened presentation of Griffith’s original footage, Rebirth is a remix of sound and images in this retelling of perhaps the most controversial film ever made. In re-depicting Griffith’s celebration of the Ku Klux Klan, Miller employs additional graphic effects along with a sparse narration to explore the most offending of Griffith’s story. Though interesting in approach, it adds little depth to the ongoing debate of Griffith’s attempt to produce a revisionist history founded on intolerance and racism (Klaus MIng November 2014).