Woman King, The
director: Gina Prince-Bythewood
producer: Cathy Schulman, Viola Davis, J
writer: Dana Stevens, Gina Prince-Bythewood
cast: Viola Davis, Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch, John Boyega
release date: September 16th, 2022
runtime: 2 hr. 14 min.
The Woman King is a historical epic inspired by true events that took place in The Kingdom of Dahomey, one of the most powerful states of Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries. The story follows Nanisca, General of the all-female military unit, and Nawi, an ambitious recruit, who together fought enemies who violated their honor, enslaved their people, and threatened to destroy everything they've lived for.