#113 – The Birth of a Nation and Systemic Injustice

#113 – The Birth of a Nation and Systemic Injustice

On this episode of the Reel World Theology Podcast:

boan-posterWe talk about the Sundance hit, The Birth of a Nation. While we have mixed feelings about the technical (and historical) merit of the film, there is no doubt that the controversy outside the film and the topics inside the film give us more than enough fodder for this episode. We get to try to (again) separate art from artist as well as ask what the Bible has to say about slavery, oppression, justice, and wrath. More than anything, the film makes us ask what part we play in all of this.

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Reel World Theology #113 – The Birth of a Nation and Systemic Injustice
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This episode’s panel included MJ Smith and JR Forasteros:

MJ Smith (@mjsmith891)
The Before & After Show

JR Forasteros (@jrforasteros)

Podcast Notes and Links:
The Birth of a Nation at IMDB
The Birth of a Nation at Rotten Tomatoes
The Birth of a Nation Review at Reel World Theology
Spiritual Transformation in The Birth of a Nation at Patheos
The Birth of a Nation: Race, Power, and the Interpretation of Scripture at Screen Fish
The Birth of a Nation: A Historical Injustice at CNN
The Birth of a Nation: The Historian’s Review at Deadline
How The Birth of a Nation Uses Fact and Fiction at Slate
Nate Parker’s Birth of a Nation Exploits My Sister All Over Again at Variety

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