The Shadow King (2022)

Director: Kasi Lemmons

Writer(s): Maaza Mengiste (novel)

Starring: Unknown

Synopsis: The Ethiopian women soldiers, left out of the historical record, who went to battle against Mussolini’s invading army in 1935 Ethiopia. The novel follows, Aster, the wife of a commander in Haile Selassie’s overwhelmed army, and her household servant Hirut, who long to do more than care for the wounded and bury the dead. Together they offer a plan to maintain morale among Ethiopians, eventually becoming warriors and inspiring other women to take up arms against the Italians.

Release Date: Unknown | Length: Unknown | Genre: Drama, History, War | MPAA Rating: Unknown | Note(s): Original announcement.