I’m having a feeling that Nate Parker’s Birth of a Nation might be one of the year’s most powerful films. The marketing for it so far has been spot on, the kind of incendiary, revolt that shows of the true power of art. This poster in particular is a smart reminder of how we’ve been doomed to our past, seemingly forgetting the pain we’ve caused and the cycle of destruction that fails to end. If the film can match the iconography and dense meaning behind its posters, then, we’re in for something special.

Birth of a Nation hits theatres October 7th.