13TH - Netflix - a documentary exploring the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation's prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans. Now available on YouTube too
16 Shots - purchase - a documentary Investigating the 2014 shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, and the cover-up that followed.
Crime + Punishment - Hulu - a documentary amidst a landmark class-action lawsuit over illegal policing quotas, filmmakers use footage recorded over the course of four years to chronicle the real lives and struggles of black and Latino NYPD officers.
The Death of Life of Marsha P Johnson - Netflix - a documentary re-examine the 1992 death of transgender legend Marsha P. Johnson, who was found floating in the Hudson River. Originally ruled a suicide, many in the community believe she was murdered.
I Am Not A Negro - A documentary where writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House.
Let the Fire Burn - A documentary exploring a history of the conflict of the City of Philadelphia and the Black Liberation organization, MOVE, that led to the disastrously violent final confrontation in 1985.
Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement - A Documentary about the Black Lives Matter movement.
When They See Us - Netflix - A miniseries about five teens from Harlem become trapped in a nightmare when they are falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park. Based on the true story.
There are plenty of resources to get learning. Ava DuVernay has launched ARRAY101, a companion to her Netflix series, “When They See Us” about New York’s Exonerated Five. The project provides learning materials to help viewers understand the prison system and systemic injustice.
The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (YouTube) - Footage shot by a group of Swedish journalists documenting the Black Power Movement in the United States is edited together by a contemporary Swedish filmmaker.
Explained: The Racial Wealth Gap (Netflix) - Cory Booker and others discuss how slavery, housing discrimination and centuries of inequality have compounded to create a racial wealth gap.
Injustice (Vimeo) - Documents the horrific loss of life at the hands of the state and its attempts to cover up these killings. The British police have been responsible for hundreds of deaths and have walked free. The families of the dead want justice and they will not stop until they have got it.
Traveling While Black – a short documentary which makes great use of 360 video and includes an interview with Samaria Rice, Tamir Rice’s mother https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUEIH6O0n0Y
Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records – feature-length documentary about the hugely influential London-based reggae label, with some great interviews and a lot of context about the role Windrush and integration played in its inception https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GqvTn_quvo
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Black Feminism & the Movement for Black Lives: Barbara Smith, Reina Gossett, Charlene Carruthers
"How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion": Peggy McIntosh
Papoose Tribute – A-Z
To Everyone In The TV Industry Who Posted About Black Lives Matter
We had the Talk with our sons *Being Black in America*