The past, present and Afrofuturism of ‘Black Panther’

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Art like “Black Panther” overturns stereotypes to reclaim the past and reimagine the future. To understand the film’s power, you need to understand Afrofuturism.

YJ shares an insightful perspective on a ground-breaking film from

There’s a secret at the heart of Marvel’s superhero adventure “Black Panther”: the African nation of Wakanda, bursting with advanced technology and hidden from the world.

But that’s not the only thing this Afrofuturist epic uncovers. By drawing directly from Africa as its source material, “Black Panther” gives us a new way to think about a past, present and future rarely seen in mainstream movies. (Here’s CNET’s review of the film, which opened in US theaters on Friday and earlier worldwide.)

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