Innovation rooted in tradition and history
When innovation is rooted in tradition and history
The Dahomey Amazons, an 18th century all-female fighting force that inspired the movie Black Panther, once protected kings in what is now modern-day Benin. The West African nation honours their legacy in its Expo 2020 pavilion and shares how the Amazons’ spirit lives on in the women of Benin today. Become part of the action as you explore Beninese history through female-made art and film. Cheer on the country’s “Nana Benz” female entrepreneurs who turned traditional crafts and skills into business empires, then find out how Benin’s sustainable tourism economy seeks to preserve the ultimate female spirit, Mother Nature.
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