What it was like to be at the historic Black Panther screening in Saudi Arabia
Black Panther became the first commercial film to be screened in the country in 35 years. Journalist Stephen Kalin was there.
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Black Panther made headlines back in February when fans across North America bought up blocks of tickets and dressed in costumes to go see it in theatres. Now, the movie is in the news again because it's the first commercial film that audiences have seen in Saudi Arabia in 35 years. Yesterday, the country ended its ban on public movie screenings with a lavish screening of Black Panther at its first commercial cinema. Stephen Kalin, a senior correspondent at Reuters, is the journalist who broke the story. He joins Tom Power live on the phone from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to talk about the significance of this historic moment.