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Episode Detail: The Birth of a Nation - Movies That Shook the World

A look at D.W. Griffith's 1915 epic “The Birth of a Nation,” which was hailed as a cinematic triumph but amplified racial divisions in the U.S. Critics, filmmakers and historians comment on the film's impact. Also: an archival interview with Griffith. Jeff Goldblum narrates.

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Premiered: September 09, 2005, on AMC
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Premise: A nine-part series examining the impact on society of controversial films includes remarks by critics, actors, directors, producers and scholars, who comment on the content and context of films such as D.W. Griffith's `The Birth of a Nation' (1915) and Spike Lee's `Do the Right Thing' (1989).


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