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Viola Davis is 'The Woman King' in an epic story inspired by true events

Gina Prince-Bythewood's latest film is a rousingly old-fashioned action-drama about women warriors in 19th-century West Africa.

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Viola Davis is 'The Woman King' in an epic story inspired by true events

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From WHYY in Philadelphia