The Symbolism of Black Panther | The Danger of Identity

Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther explores themes of identity, demonstrating both the opportunities and dangers our identities carry. In this video essay, Jonathan Pageau analyzes Wakanda as a mythological version of Africa in the film, used to explore questions of identity and the experiences of African Americans.


Jonathan Pageau

Videos: 12

2019 Nominees

Gender, Sexuality & Identity

Black Panther

Ryan Coogler

Black Panther