The Woman King traces the extraordinary story of the Agojie, a unit of warriors who protected the kingdom of Dahomey in the 19th century in West Africa. Their skill and fury have never been matched.
Based on true events, The Woman King follows the epic fate of General Nanisca, who trains a new generation of recruits and prepares them for battle against an enemy determined to destroy their way of life. There are causes worth fighting for…
“The invasion of Africa from
West by Europeans accelerated in the second half of the 19th century, and in 1890 King Behanzin began to fight French forces in the First Dahomey War.
Eventually, reinforced by the Foreign Legion
and having better weapons including machine guns as well as cavalry and marine infantry, the French inflicted on the
Dahomeans losses ten times greater than theirs. After several battles, they end up winning. ”
Making a film about a crushing defeat, of women who are moreover black, has only the sole purpose of fueling a certain nauseating ideology.