(I realize, upon starting watching this, that it’s apperently a bit unique that I have seen Olympia, but it was broadccast on dutch public telivision a decade or so back).
For what I read, birth of a nation was not only sympathetic to the KKK but actually it resurrected it…
I did the original Italian subtitles of that (I dunno if they put actually good ones in the meantime).
Oh, yes, the movie did good and thus single-handedly inspired the rebirth of the KKK.
I dunno about single-handedly but it was certainly a very major factor in bringing them back into prominence after a generation or so of quiesence.
The racism was still there but the “KKK brand” was more or less dead until BoAN came out.
Though looking at the video they seem to have indeed kept my subtitles, guess there aren’t many other Italians around that sector of youtube.