Oscar-nominated filmmaker Ryan Coogler says he still plans to shoot the “Black Panther” sequel in Georgia, even as he simultaneously has denounced the U.S. state’s new restrictive voting laws.
Penning an op-ed piece for Shadow and Act, Coogler spoke out against the legislation which reportedly includes voter restrictions like ID requirements for absentee voting, reduces the number of ballot drop boxes, and makes it illegal to give food and water to voters in line.
Coogler says in the piece for the site he’s “profoundly disappointed” about the passage of the controversial legislation:
“The fight for full enfranchisement is fundamental to the African-American struggle in this country and to this country’s claim to functioning democracy. As an African-American, and as a citizen, I oppose all attempts, explicit and otherwise, to shrink the electorate and reduce