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'Black Panther,' 'A Wrinkle In Time' And Representation Onscreen

Comic book legend Stan Lee and actor Chadwick Boseman pose together at the LA premiere of "Black Panther."
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Comic book legend Stan Lee and actor Chadwick Boseman pose together at the LA premiere of "Black Panther."

With Black Panther roaring at the box office to become one of the top-grossing movies of all time, some hope it's the dawn of a new era of black representation in film. We're talking to Dartmouth professor Monica White Ndounou. She studies film and media and offers a cautionary take to the film's success, suggesting ways the structure and ideology of Hollywood need to change first.

Monica White Ndounou is a professor in the Dartmouth College theater department. She's the author of Shaping the Future of African American Film: Color-coded Economics and the Story Behind the Numbers.

Broadcast Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

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