‘Black Panther’: What Wakanda Reveals About Identity, ‘Deep State,’ Regime Change And The ‘Resource Curse’

Actors Michael B. Jordan, Leitia Wright, Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, Daniel Kaluuya and Danai Gurira pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film ‘Black Panther’ in London, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018.
Actors Michael B. Jordan, Leitia Wright, Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o, Daniel Kaluuya and Danai Gurira pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Black Panther' in London, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP
Actors Michael B. Jordan, Leitia Wright, Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, Daniel Kaluuya and Danai Gurira pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film ‘Black Panther’ in London, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018.
Actors Michael B. Jordan, Leitia Wright, Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o, Daniel Kaluuya and Danai Gurira pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Black Panther' in London, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP

‘Black Panther’: What Wakanda Reveals About Identity, ‘Deep State,’ Regime Change And The ‘Resource Curse’

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The film, Black Panther, based on the popular Marvel comics series, has become a global phenomenon since its release one month ago. It’s sparking a worldwide conversation on Africa and black identity. The movie, subtly and overtly, also delves into issues such as the “deep state,” regime change, imperialism, and the “resource curse” (a.k.a. the paradox of plenty). Worldview is joined by three scholars to discuss the film’s impact.