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Just Mercy (2019)
Do the Right Thing (1989)
The Central Park Five (2012)

Films

Confronting Racism and Injustice on Film

Confronting Racism and Injustice

Cinema has a special capacity to convey perspectives, share experiences, and tell important stories. We have compiled a list of films worth seeing that discuss racism and injustice in Black communities. Some of these films have been shown at BMFI before. Some have not. This list is not exhaustive, but it is a place to start.

If you would like to use film as a tool for talking about racism and injustice with your children or students, you can find age-based reviews for these and other films at CommonSenseMedia.org.

 

NOTHING BUT A MAN
1964 · d. Michael Roemer

BLESS THEIR LITTLE HEARTS
1983 · d. Billy Woodbury

DO THE RIGHT THING
1989 · d. Spike Lee

BOYZ N THE HOOD
1991 · d. John Singleton

MALCOLM X
1992 · d. Spike Lee

COLOR ADJUSTMENT
1992 · d. Marlon Riggs

ROSEWOOD
1997 · d. John Singleton

THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967 – 1975
2011 · d. Göran Olsson

THE LOVING STORY
2011 · d. Nancy Buirski

THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE
2012 · d. Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon

LET THE FIRE BURN
2013 · d. Jason Osder

FRUITVALE STATION
2013 · d. Ryan Coogler

DEAR WHITE PEOPLE
2014 · d. Justin Simien

SELMA
2014 · d. Ava DuVernay

STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON
2015 · d. F. Gary Gray

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO
2016 · d. Raoul Peck

13TH
2016 · d. Ava DuVernay

STRONG ISLAND
2017 · d. Yance Ford

WHOSE STREETS?
2017 · d. Sabaah Folayan, Damon Davis

MUDBOUND
2017 · d. Dee Rees

CRIME + PUNISHMENT
2018 · d. Stephen T. Maing

THE HATE U GIVE
2018 · d. George Tillman Jr.

WHAT YOU GONNA DO WHEN THE WORLD’S ON FIRE?
2018 · d. Roberto Minervini

IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK
2018 · d. Barry Jenkins

SORRY TO BOTHER YOU
2018 · d. Boots Riley

TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM
2019 · d. Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

JUST MERCY
2019 · d. Destin Daniel Cretton

WATCHMEN (TV series)
2019 · Created by Damon Lindelof

WHEN THEY SEE US
2019 · Created by Ava DuVernay