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These films are meant to spark conversations on race. They’re all critically acclaimed and ready for you to watch right now.
Filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, Remember This House. It is a journey into black history that connects the Civil Rights movement to #BlackLivesMatter. “I am Not Your Negro” questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond and examines the lives and assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.
This film is rated PG-13 and features Samuel L. Jackson.
From May until December 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives – many endured savage beatings and imprisonment – for simply traveling together on buses as they journeyed through the Deep South. Determined to test and challenge segregated travel facilities, the Freedom Riders’ were greeted with mob violence and bitter racism, sorely testing their belief in non-violent activism. Based on Raymond Arsenault’s acclaimed book Freedom Riders.
This film is not rated. It is part of the American Experience series and produced by Stanley Nelson.
A fresh and exhilarating take on one of the most important social movements in American history, Soundtrack for a Revolution explores the civil rights struggle through the powerful and stirring songs that inspired a generation..
This film is not rated. It features such artists as John Legend, Wyclef Jean, Joss Stone, and Harry Belafonte.