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A stiff campaign has erupted on social media calling for movie lovers and the general public to shun the historical Epic film ‘The Woman King’ which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, Canada on September 9.
However, the controversy surrounding the film comes from African and Black community critics who point out that it paints the involvement of African slave traders.
Julius Tennon, one of the movie’s producers also talked about the criticism.
It’s history but we have to take a license. We have to entertain people. If we just told a history lesson, which we very well could have, that would be a documentary, we didn’t want to shy away from the truth. The history is massive and there are truths on that that are there. If people want to learn more, they can investigate more.”
The main point of contention by online critics is that the movie seemingly uplifts the women without fully acknowledging that the Dahomey tribe sold other Africans into slavery.