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Despite Backlash, Oscars President Cheryl Boone Isaacs says ‘People Need to See Birth of a Nation’

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs thinks that no matter the history of filmmaker Nate Parker, “people need to see” The Birth of a Nation.

Speaking to TMZ on Thursday, she said she hasn’t yet seen the film from writer, director and star Parker, but added, “I know just by the conversation that has gone on at Sundance that it’s clearly a movie that filmgoers should go and see.”