Tag: Black Panther

Navigating between two cultures with humor in “Familiar”
Arts

Navigating between two cultures with humor in “Familiar”

“Familiar” is the latest play by Macalester alumna Danai Gurira ’01, who is known for her roles in “Black Panther” and “The Walking Dead.” The play, which is currently showing at the Guthrie, is the tale of a Zimbabwean-American family’s struggle with personal trauma and cultural identity. Marvelous (Perri Gaffney) and Donald (Harvy Blanks) left…

Opinion

A Portion of Pan-Africanism in “Black Panther”

Black Panther is a movie to be reckoned with. It carries its own controversies and debate, as any movie will and good movies should. Some people are of the opinion that the mashup of cultural clothing and the presence of particular characters was annoying. As an African, having grown both on and outside of the…

The Grandview Review: the profundity of “Black Panther”
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The Grandview Review: the profundity of “Black Panther”

This is not a superhero movie. There are no capes in “Black Panther.” No heroic escapades or cookie-cutter villains. At the heart of this film are concrete questions about responsibility, duty and culture. The axis of these questions is Wakanda, a technologically-advanced African nation hidden behind the mask of an impoverished Third World country. Beneath…