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INDEPENDENT LENS

Birth of a Movement - D.W. Griffith: Son of the South - Clip

  • Aired: 02/06/2017
  • 01:39
  • Rating: NR
In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary Birth of a Movement, we learn about the childhood of iconic silent filmmaker D.W. Griffith, director of Birth of a Nation, who was born 10 years after the end of the Civil War. He grew up in a South that was romanticized for him through folklore despite the fact that he grew up in poverty and was basically considered "white trash."
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Birth of a Movement premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, February 6, 2017.
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