Nate Parker’s directorial debut is a searing account of the life of Nat Turner, the enslaved African-American who spearheaded an insurrection in 1831. Turner believed that revolutionary violence would awaken others to the infernal mistreatment of slaves, and he died for this cause. The Birth of a Nation seeks to ensure that he did not do so in vain. ‘In script and performance, the film is an articulate howl of anguish and rage given depth by a discerning comprehension of the ways various communities can rely on faith for very different means.’ (The Playlist)
Map reference: SE 300338 Lat: 53.79965 Long: -1.54599
Head for Leeds city centre from all directions. In Leeds city centre, follow signs for the City Loop - a one way system around the city. When having passed the Town Hall on your left follow the road to the right. Signs for The Light will appear, and the car park entrance is on the right, just after the Cathedral.
By Public Transport:
From Leeds city train station, walk out of either of the main entrances and walk straight up Park Row (there are many banks on this road). Cross over The Headrow, and The Light is on the corner by the Radisson BLU hotel.
Parking: with charge
Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Leeds station