Into Africa

5th March 2018

Picking up on an Instagram post from the group, the Vue Cinema at Cribbs Causeway offered free tickets for the young men to see the new Marvel film, Black Panther. Disney pitched in with a bunch of super-coveted Black Panther baseball caps.

It was enormously inspiring for the young men to see so many positive black role models portrayed in a major film. For pretty much the first time, they could see a progressive picture of Africa and African people, far away from the stereotypes routinely offered up in most Hollywood blockbusters. For the young men, it’s triggered a number of thought provoking debates around identity, culture and representation in the media.