• How Gina Prince-Bythewood Tied The Story Of The Agojie Warriors To ‘Say Her Name'

    7 days ago - By Essence

    By Rivea Ruff · Updated September 16, 2022 As The Woman King rolls into theaters today, both the film's cast and its director, Gina Prince-Bythewood , are excitedly anticipating wide audience response to the action, drama, and majesty of the story centered on Dahomey's Agojie warriors. It's a real-life legacy that most audiences frankly aren't familiar with. The director says telling this hidden history, lost to most American audiences, peels back the curtain of mystery about where we came from and serves as a counter to the lessons we've been given on where our story began. “It really...
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