D. W. Griffith's Birth Of A Nation

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D.W. Griffith’s Birth of a Nation follows the story of the Stoneman and Cameron families. The Stoneman’s are headed by patriarch Austin Stoneman, an abolitionist politician in Washington, D.C. He has three children, Phil, Tod and Elsie. The Cameron family are headed by the main protagonist of the film, Ben Cameron. Joining him are the rest of his family including his mother and father, and all his siblings. He has two brothers, Wade and Duke, as well as two sisters, Margaret and Flora. At the beginning of the film, Phil and Tod Stoneman pay the Cameron family a visit at their plantation in Piedmont, S.C. Phil Stoneman quickly falls in love with the elder sister of Ben Cameron, Margaret. Ben Cameron falls in love with the Stoneman sister, Elsie,
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