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Watch The Final 'Beasts Of No Nation' Trailer Before It Hits Netflix & Theaters On Friday

Netflix debuts a final trailer for 'Beasts Of No Nation' ahead of the film's release on Friday, October 16.


Abraham Attah in 'Beasts Of No Nation'

Update 10/16: Beasts of No Nation is officially streaming on Netflix.

On Friday, Beasts Of No Nation will officially debut in select U.S. theaters and on Netflix (simultaneously, so as not to disqualify the film for the Oscars). The film adaptation of Nigerian writer Uzodinma Iweala’s debut novel (which takes its name from a 1989 Fela Kuti record), Beasts tells the story of Agu (portrayed by 15-year-old Ghanaian newcomer Abraham Attah), a young boy torn from his family and forced to join a unit of mercenary fighters in the civil war of an unnamed West African country. Idris Elba plays the part of the brutal Commandant who recruits Agu as a child soldier. The film, which was shot last year in Ghana, is written and directed by Emmy Award-winning True Detective director Cary Fukunaga.

In addition to streaming on Netflix worldwide beginning on Friday, Beasts will open in 19 cities across the U.S., including New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Indianapolis, Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Houston, Dallas, Denver, Seattle, San Francisco and San Diego.

Ahead of this weekend's release, Netflix has debuted a final trailer for Beasts. Watch below.

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Bobi Wine's Release Detailed in Latest Episode of 'The Messenger'

Trauma is the topic on the podcast's latest episode: "The Ballot or The Bullet."

The latest episode of The Messenger is something to behold.

Created by Sudanese-American rapper Bas, The Messenger throws the spotlight on the thunderous circumstances many African countries face, with a close focus on Ugandan politician Bobi Wine.

In his most recent traumatic experience, Wine and his wife Barbara Itungo Kyagulanyi were released from a nearly two-week military house arrest following the ruling of a Ugandan court. Keeping up with current events and circumstances that Wine finds himself in, the latest episode of the podcast recounts the traumatic events that led to Wine's very public abuse and eventual house arrest.

Upon his release, Wine spoke with The Messenger and had this to say, "I want to remind the world that we went in this election knowing how corrupt the staff of the electoral commission is. We saw this through the campaign and the world saw how much was oppressed, how biased and one sided the electoral commission was, and how much it was in the full grip of General Museveni. And therefore we are going to test every legal test, we shall take every legal test. We shall take every legal step. And indeed we shall take every moral and morally proactive, nonviolent, but legal and peaceful step to see that we liberate ourselves. The struggle has not ended. It is just beginning."

Listen to Episode 7 of The Messenger here.

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