Dreaming political concepts in Iran and the US:
Huey Newton and Ali Shariati, through the movie Black Panther
In the movie Black Panther, N’Jobu is residing in Oakland, California as a Wakandan spy when he’s troubled by the racism faced by black Americans. T’Chaka, the king of Wakanda, considers N’Jobu’s plot of using Wakanda’s advanced technology against oppression in the US a betrayal of Wakanda, and kills N’Jobu. N’Jobu’s son Killmonger returns to Wakanda, the land of his ancestors, to use its resources to ignite a global solidarity of the oppressed and to overthrow the existing social order. Killmonger is injured by T’Challa, his cousin and the new king of Wakanda, who, like his father T’Chaka, is more concerned with Wakandan isolationist nationalistic sensibilities than the global liberation of the oppressed.
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