Ryan Coogler Explains Why ‘Black Panther II’ Will Still Film in Georgia, Despite Restrictive Voting Law

Ryan Coogler Explains Why ‘Black Panther II’ Will Still Film in Georgia, Despite Restrictive Voting Law
Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Ryan Coogler is denouncing Georgia’s new restrictive voting laws and explains why he will still film “Black Panther II” in the state.

Coogler penned an op-ed, shared with Shadow and Act, speaking out against 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,” Coogler wrote. “As an African-American, and as a citizen, I oppose all attempts, explicit and otherwise, to shrink the electorate and reduce access to the ballot.”

The new election law 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. The legislation, signed by Gov. Kemp in March, has drawn widespread criticism from voting rights groups, political figures and Hollywood power players alike.

Coogler explained that, while
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