Ava DuVernay has shared the trailer for her historical short film, August 28: A Day In the Life of a People
Television debut on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network on Tuesday, August 28.
Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett, David Oyelowo, Don Cheadle,
Regina King, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, André Holland, Michael Ealy and Glynn Turman.
All featured on the project.
Meanwhile, the short film highlights six monumental events in black history that all happened to occur on August 28.
This includes the abolishment of slavery in the UK in 1833,
the beginning of the Civil Rights movement in 1955 following the tragic KKK murder of Emmett Till,
Motown’s first radio play in 1961 of the Marvelette’s “Please Mr Postman, Martin Luther King Jr.”s
“I Have a Dream Speech,” Hurricane Katrina’s landfall in New Orleans in 2005, and the official party nomination of Barack Obabma in 2008.
Watch Trailer below: