After closing out its fourth week, Black Panther has scaled to $1 Billion at the global box office and has officially become the best standalone superhero franchise to debut. No doubt more records will be broken down the road. Perhaps most impressive is the way this “superhero” movie has generated conversations about the Black diaspora experience and how justice for the oppressed should be embodied.
A write-up alone, could not do this film justice, so in spirit with the film, we at Reel Spirituality wanted to host a conversation on the film between people from the African and African American communities here at Fuller Theological Seminary. Leading us into a deeper understanding and appreciation for this film are Graduate students, Lillian Ateh, Samuel Ansong, Ken Chikonzo, and William E. Pannell Center‘s Director of Operations, Jeanelle Austin.
The music featured in this podcast is All The Stars by Kendrick Lamar with SZA from Black Panther The Album Music From And Inspired By.