See Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo in Trailer for ‘August 28’

Posted on

Hollywood and the rest of us African folks can’t seem to get enough of Miss Lupita Nyong’o. Talented Oscar-nominated producer, director, and all-around filmmaker, Ava Duvernay who directed Hollywood blockbusters, Selma and A Wrinkle In Time, has a new project that’s exciting fans and history enthusiasts. Duvernay may only have finished the gripping third season of Queen Sugar, but she’s set to release a short-film titled August 28: A Day in the Life of a People, which will have a star-studded cast featuring Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett, Don Cheadle, Regina King, David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, André Holland, Michael Ealy, Saniyya Sidney and Glynn Turman.

The 22-minute scripted film gives historical perspective within the creative framework of one date that has had a profound effect on America including: the passing of The Slavery Abolition Act on August 28, 1833, the lynching of Emmett Till on August 28, 1956, 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, 1965, 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.


%d bloggers like this: