5 Mar 2018

Black Panther and diversity in film

Last night’s Oscars set out to celebrate and champion diversity, so is this a moment which really could mark a sea change, reflecting true multiculturalism in film?

The all-black superhero movie Black Panther has just been breaking box office records, and it has drawn attention to Afrofuturism, which merges science fiction with African identity and a parallel high tech universe where, as one writer put it, “black people have won the future”.