General Okoye, Spy Nakia, Princess Shuri. The film might be “Black Panther” (2018), but without these women, there would be no T’Challa, no Black Panther, no Wakanda, no Earth. While … Continue reading Body, Heart, Soul
With our second issue (our “New Year Issue), published in January, we chose Ryan Coogler’s “Black Panther” (2018) for our film focus. With its strong female characters and powerful storytelling, “Black Panther” was a groundbreaking film that resonated with many viewers.
The film “Black Panther” (2018) is a typical Marvel action movie that’s not typical in its casting. A large amount of the action is performed by the women, main characters … Continue reading The Women of Wakanda
When I first started my international film criticism career, I never thought anyone would be interested in what a twenty-something Egyptian feminist woman had to say. I was not Western, … Continue reading Third World as We Do Not Know It—Why We Need More Black Panthers That Defy White Patriarchy
Welcome to Cinema Femme’s New Year Issue, “Black Panther” Edition! Back in 2016, I got the chance to hear Ryan Coogler speak at UChicago about his films “Fruitvale Station” (2013) … Continue reading Cinema Femme New Year Issue — Editor’s Letter