The Woman King

Saturday 12th November

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.

 

Because of the high mortality rate of men within the Kingdom and constant warring with other West African states and the slave trade, women were recruited into the military, eventually taking it over entirely.

Nanisca (Davis) – General of the fierce, all-female military regiment known as the Agojie, is faced with a threat to the Kingdom of Dahomey when European forces begin to invade, and wages an epic war on them..

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