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How Movies Like Black Panther Could Help Us Save the Planet

How Movies Like Black Panther Could Help Us Save the Planet

«We are what we pretend to be, so we must be very careful what we pretend to be», Kurt Vonnegut once said. In this essay, climate reporter Kendra Pierre-Louis discusses why much of popular culture reaffirms the idea that where humans go, ecological devastation inevitably follows. She offers Black Panther as a rare counter example: «Maybe we should start telling ourselves a different story. One that is a bit more like Wakanda.»


Published in Weekly Filet #318, in September 2020.

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