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Rebirth of a Nation (2007)

US 100m, B&W; Colour
Director: DJ Spooky aka Paul D. Miller

rebirthA 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).


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