LISTEN: Oscar Nominee Hannah Beachler Talks Bringing Wakanda to Life

By Sameer Rao Feb 22, 2019

Hannah Beachler, the production designer who envisioned Wakanda for “Black Panther," will make history at the 91st Academy Awards as the first African-American woman nominated for outstanding Production Design. The artist discusses her work on the movie with NPR today (February 22). Listen to her break down the location research she conducted in Africa with director Ryan Coogler and the significance of her nomination: