WARRIOR WOMEN WITH LUPITA NYONG'O
”Lupita Nyong’o heads to Benin and emerges with a beautifully shot film that is a powerful story of both the past and the present.”
The Mail - Pick of the Day
" A kick-ass tale worthy of an Oscar"
“Slick visuals and Nyongo’s relaxed presence makes this eminently watchable”
The Observer - Pick of the Day
Lupita Nyong’o is about to discover the Warrior Women’s incredible secrets.
In this immersive and epic TV documentary, with extraordinary and unique access, Oscar-winning actress, author and producer Lupita Nyong’o journeys across Benin, West Africa to uncover the remarkable truth behind women who may have helped to inspire the Dora Milaje of Marvel’s film Black Panther.
She discovers that an army of African female fighters actually existed in West Africa and are still remembered there as the ‘Agoji’ – or as Europeans labelled them, the “Amazons.” As she exclusively reveals in a powerful, emotional and epic journey, these real-life warrior women, in armies 4,000 strong, fought African and European powers alike from the 17th to
the 19th centuries in the Kingdom of Dahomey, centred in the modern day country of Benin.
Beautifully shot, this is a searing story of both the past and the present.