Story Club FM
21 May 2023
True heroism stems from the choices we make and the actions we take to create a positive impact on the world.
Hundreds of people thronged the Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe, Malawi's capital, on Saturday, May 20, 2023, to watch the screening of the much-celebrated sequel "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" at the invitation of the American Embassy. The film is set in the fictional African nation of Wakanda and empowers its viewers with its themes and representation of African culture.
Before the screening, Ambassador David J. Young addressed the audience, expressing his belief in the movie's potential to inspire the next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs. He highlighted the importance of striving for a better, sustainable, and more equitable future for all individuals. The Ambassador also praised the film's musical selection, noting the impactful contributions of artists such as Lihana, Kendrick Lamar, Burna Boy, and others to the movie's soundtrack.
Speaking about the nature of superheroes, Ambassador Young emphasized that being a hero goes beyond possessing extraordinary abilities or relying on special equipment. Instead, he emphasized that true heroism stems from the choices we make and the actions we take to create a positive impact on the world. He encouraged the audience, especially the young boys and girls present, to realize their own potential for heroism through passion, empathy, and courage.
Among the attendees, Thabiso Kumbuyo shared his satisfaction with the movie, praising its ability to break stereotypes and showcase Africa's potential for economic growth and global influence. Kumbuyo applauded the film's portrayal of empowered women and its challenge to Western perceptions that often regard Africa as a mere recipient of goods rather than an active contributor to the world stage.
Another viewer, James Macheso, expressed his joy at witnessing the elevation of Pan-Africanism in "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever." He highlighted the significance of Africans telling their own stories, reclaiming their narratives, and celebrating the rich cultural heritage of the continent.
The movie, a sequel to the groundbreaking film "Black Panther" released in 2018, continues the story of the technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda. Directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Marvel Studios, the film features an ensemble cast and promises to captivate audiences with its blend of action, drama, and cultural significance.
"Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" has been highly anticipated worldwide, and its screening in Lilongwe has only furthered the enthusiasm surrounding its release. As audiences embrace the film's empowering messages and themes of African excellence, it continues to serve as a reminder that every individual possesses the potential to become a hero and effect positive change in their communities.
With "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" now making its mark on the big screen, audiences worldwide eagerly await the film's release, anticipating its impact on inspiring generations and fostering a greater sense of African pride and empowerment.