‘I can watch it again and again’: Black Panther evokes pride across Africa

The experience of the Wakanda people teaches us otherwise.”

The cast of Black Panther arrives at the South Africa premiere on Friday in Johannesburg. We’re struggling to find leaders that are exemplary and role models … “Tears stream down my face as I write this,” said one Facebook user who goes by LadyRock Maranatha. “Black Panther was basically an enormous roller coaster of emotions, adventure and most of all the affirmation of what I had felt since I left my country for Cambridge and came back. “Sometimes we think that we have two choices to make in Africa,” he wrote this month in The Star newspaper. I got emotional,” said reality TV star Blue Mbombo, who admitted that going into the film she thought the expectations had been “hype.” But she praised its use of cultural touches like Basotho blankets and called the use of the isiXhosa language “very humbling.”
Others considered the American side of the story. He is African and I am African. “There are people who changed their flight plans just to watch the movie.”
Fans emotional on social media
Some Ethiopian fans quickly changed their Facebook profile pictures and expressed their adoration. “I can watch it again and again.”
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Black Panther screened a few days ago in Kenya’s western city of Kisumu, where Nyong’o’s father, Anyang, is the local governor. Right time, right place
“This time the sun now is shining on Africa,” he said. Now we can look up to some person who is African.”‘
Added actress Danai Gurira, who grew up mostly in Zimbabwe: “To bring this film home is everything.”

Actress Danai Gurira, who grew up mostly in Zimbabwe said ‘to bring this film home is everything.’ (Cara Anna/The Associated Press)

The film has opened in other top economic powers across Africa, where a growing middle class flocked to IMAX showings and shared vibrant opening-night images on social media. “Totally blown away. “Choice one: We maintain our traditions and cultures and stay backward forever. Black Panther has burst onto the screen in Africa, handing a powerful response to the unfortunate remarks about the continent by President Donald Trump. I totally love it,” said Liz Muthoni after a screening in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. I cried for my people and felt immense pride in being Ethiopian and most importantly AFRICAN. “An African-American coming back to Africa, it’s a nice reminder of their heritage as well,” said Ayanda Sidzatane. so when you see the Black Panther as a young boy and he takes off that mask you think, ‘Oh my God, he looks like me. “Moviegoers are enjoying the African heritage part of the film. (Cara Anna/The Associated Press)

In Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, Black Panther has been selling out its five-times-a-day screenings at the only theatre showing the film. As the red carpet in South Africa swirled with stunning outfits and exclamations in the local Xhosa language used in the film’s fictional Wakanda kingdom, cast member John Kani laughed at the U.S. “The African culture highlighted in the movie is so rich that it makes me feel proud of being black. president’s views, which several African nations have openly scorned. Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o said simply: “No comment.”
The South African actor Kani, like many at Friday night’s Johannesburg premiere, expressed pride at seeing an Afro-futuristic society that celebrates traditional cultures and dreams of what the world’s second most populous continent can be. We are truly resilient and beautiful.”

The Marvel movie is being seen by many as an empowering social statement. She called the film awesome. (Marvel Studios)

As the audience poured out of the Johannesburg screening, spirits were high. “We knew it would be cool but not like this.”
As Ghanaian celebrity blogger Ameyaw Debrah put it on social media: “What will #BlackPanther make the world think of Africa now?”

© The Associated Press, 2018 This is also unique for us because Ethiopia is often mentioned alongside the black power and black movements as the only nation not colonized by Western powers,” said Elias Abraha, the cinema’s operations chief. “This movie came at the right time. Choice two: We modernize by becoming Westernized and forgetting our cultural traditions which, by their very nature so we think, are stuck in the past.