8 Film and TV Series on Racism: Understanding The Black Lives Matter Movement

BY Jordan Grant / Jun 8 2020 / 13:00 PM

And you can find most of them on Netflix...

8 Film and TV Series on Racism: Understanding The Black Lives Matter Movement

13th by Ava DuVernay

This documentary by Ava DuVernay includes scholars, activists and politicians, analysing the criminalisation of African-Americans and the US prison boom.

Available on Netflix

When They See Us by Ava DuVernay

A series created, co-written and directed by Ava DuVernay about the events of a 1989 case and the Central Park 5 (now known as the Exonerated 5), who were wrongly imprisoned for a violent the assault. 

Available on Netflix

American Son by Kenny Leon

This film, based on the Broadway play of the same name, shows the increased tensions of an estranged couple face as they search for their missing teen son alongside indifferent police.

Available on Netflix

Clemency by Chinonye Chukwu

Years of carrying out death row executions are taking a toll on Warden Bernadine Williams. As she prepares for another one, Williams must confront the psychological and emotional demons that her job creates.

Just Mercy by Destin Daniel Cretton

The true story of lawyer, Bryan Stevenson, battling to overturn the wrongful murder conviction of Walter McMillian.

Dear White People by Justin Simien 

A Netflix series following several Black college students at a largely white Ivy League school – based on the film of the same name.

Available on Netflix

In My Blood It Runs by Maya Newell

Filmmaker Maya Newell follows a 10-year-old Aboriginal boy and his family as they strive to give him the best education possible as he grows up Alice Springs, Australia.

Hidden Figures by Theodore Melfi

The true story of three African-American women working at NASA as mathematicians, starring Taraji P. Henson as Katherine Johnson

Lead image courtesy of Giphy/ Hidden-figures


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