Ava DuVernay’s August 28th To Debut On The OWN Network


Ava DuVerNay’s new film August 28th: A Day In The Life Of The People will debut on the OWN Network August 28th. The short film looks at multiple historical milestones that took place on that date. Hurricane Katrina, the passing of The Slavery Abolition Act, the lynching of Emmett Till, The Marvelettes’ “Please Mr. Postman,” MLK’s “I Have A Dream” speech and Barack Obama’s acceptance of the Democratic nomination for president in 2008 were all events that happened on August 28th. Regina King, Don Cheadle, Lupita Nyong’o, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, André Holland, Michael Ealy, Glynn Turman and David Oyelowo star in the 22-minute film that feels like a documentary. Meshell Ndegeocello composed the score for the piece that is written, directed and produced by DuVernay.