Creative Media Production students went to see ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ at Riverside Studios on 30 November as part of Hammersmith & Fulham Council’s Black History celebrations. The students were able to see artwork by local students on the theme of African kingdoms, followed by a video on Black History Month work in the borough. The students also enjoyed a talk about African kingdoms, a poetry reading from a student at Fulham Cross Academy – and an awards presentation by Cllr Sharon Holder, Cabinet Member for Public Realm.
Creative Media Production Level 3 student Daniel Clarke, said: “This was a good trip as we learnt about different African cultures, which were also related to the film that we watched ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’. The film was very good and enjoyable and I think that the class as a whole enjoyed the experience.”
‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ is a science fiction action/adventure superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Black Panther. It was released in November 2022 and is the sequel to ‘Black Panther’ (2018). In the film, the leaders of Wakanda, a fictional African country, fight to protect their nation in the wake of King T’Challa’s death.
Creative Media Production Level 3 student Pamela Laura Flores, said: “I think the trip was very fun and educational. We learnt about different African cultures and the movie was related to this. As we’re studying Creative Media, this is very relevant. Watching movies and hearing the lecture about something related to the film helps us enjoy it more. I hope we get to go on more trips!”