Director and Creator For The Culture Ava DuVernay has an intriguing new project that premieres tomorrow on fellow Culture Creator Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network. That project, August 28th: A Day in the Life of a People.
The film is a 22-minute scripted short blending documentary and narrative story-telling techniques to cover six black historical moments through history that all occurred on August 28. The events are the passing of The Slavery Abolition Act on August 28, 1833, the lynching of Emmett Till on August 28, 1955, the first radio airplay from Motown Records on August 28, 1961 with The Marvelettes “Please Mr Postman,” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech during the massive March on Washington on August 28, 1963, Hurricane Katrina making its tragic landfall on August 28, 2005 and then-Senator Barack Obama’s acceptance of the Democratic nomination for the presidency on August 28, 2008.
The cast brings the black star power and includes Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar nominees Angela Bassett and Don Cheadle along with Regina King, David Oyelowo, André Holland, Michael Ealy and more.
DuVerany looks like she has another excellent film to add to her catalog and this very unique piece of art debuts on August 28th of course on OWN at 7pm EST. Watch the trailer below and make sure to check the film out it is certainly a project for The Culture.
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