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Black Lives Matter: Films

Resources about the Black Lives Matter Movement

Feature Films

Fruitvale Station -- Netflix

Just Mercy-- HBO Max

When They See Us -- Netflix

When They See Us

Selma --  Ukiah Media DVD E 185.97 .K5 S456 2015

Boycott -- HBO Max


Roots -- HBO Max


Documentaries in the Library


13th (Netflix)

13th (Netflix)

"13th is a 2016 American documentary film by director Ava DuVernay. The film explores the "intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States;"[3] it is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, adopted in 1865, which abolished slavery throughout the United States and ended involuntary servitude except as a punishment for conviction of a crime." 

What killed Michael Brown --Amazon Prime, $4.99

"The language—he was 'executed,' he was 'assassinated,' 'hands up, don’t shoot'—it was a stunning example of poetic truth, of the lies that a society can entertain in pursuit of power."

Seven Days in Bensonhurst --YouTube

"The murder of a sixteen-year old boy in Brooklyn triggers a frenzy that engulfs New York City; the film looks at the days that follow to find the dynamics of racial politics and guilt."

I  Am Not Your Negro -- Netflix

I Am Not Your Negro

The film explores the history of racism in the United States through Baldwin's reminiscences of civil rights leaders Medgar EversMalcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr., as well as his personal observations of American history.[3] It was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 89th Academy Awards and won the BAFTA Award for Best Documentary.[4][5]

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