Resources

Resources

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True Justice

True Justice

Bryan Stevenson, Director

This feature documentary focuses on Bryan Stevenson’s life and career—particularly his indictment of the U.S. criminal justice system for its role in codifying modern systemic racism—and tracks the intertwined histories of slavery, lynching, segregation, and mass incarceration.

When They See Us

When They See Us

Ava DuVernay, Director

When They See Us is based on events of the 1989 Central Park jogger case and explores the lives and families of the five male suspects who were prosecuted on charges related to the rape and assault of a woman in Central Park, New York City.

If Beale Street Could Talk

If Beale Street Could Talk

Director Barry Jenkins

If Beale Street Could Talk is a 2018 American romantic drama film written and directed by Barry Jenkins, and based on James Baldwin's 1974 novel of the same name.

The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give

Director George Tillman Jr.

The Hate U Give is a 2018 American drama film co-produced and directed by George Tillman Jr. from a screenplay by Audrey Wells, based on the 2017 young adult novel of the same name by Angie Thomas.

The Work

The Work

Directors Jairus McLeary, Gethin Aldous

Set inside a single room in Folsom Prison, three men from the outside participate in a four-day group therapy retreat with level-four convicts. Over the four days, each man in the room takes his turn at delving deep into his past.

Say Her Name: The Life And Death Of Sandra Bland

Say Her Name: The Life And Death Of Sandra Bland

Directors David Heilbroner, Kate Davis

This film explores the death of Sandra Bland, a politically active 28-year-old African American who, after being arrested for a traffic violation in a small Texas town, was found hanging in her jail cell three days later. Dashcam footage revealing her arrest went viral, leading to national protests.

The Life and Death of Marsha P. Johnson

The Life and Death of Marsha P. Johnson

Director David France

As she fights the tide of violence against trans women, activist Victoria Cruz probes the suspicious 1992 death of her friend Marsha P. Johnson.

Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity

Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity

A World Trust film

This film asks America to talk about the causes and consequences of systemic inequity. Designed for dialogue, the film works to disentangle internal beliefs, attitudes and pre-judgments within, and it builds skills to address the structural drivers of social and economic inequities.

Get Out

Get Out

Director Jordan Peele

A young African-American visits his white girlfriend's parents for the weekend, where his simmering uneasiness about their reception of him eventually reaches a boiling point.

I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your Negro

Raoul Peck, Director

Though its principal figure, the novelist, playwright and essayist James Baldwin, is a man who has been dead for nearly 30 years, you would be hard-pressed to find a movie that speaks to the present moment with greater clarity and force, insisting on uncomfortable truths and drawing stark lessons from the shadows of history.

Whose Streets

Whose Streets

Sabaah Folayan, Director

An account of the Ferguson uprising as told by the people who lived it. The filmmakers look at how the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown inspired a community to fight back and sparked a global movement.

13th

13th

Ava Du Vernay, Director

Powerful, infuriating and at times overwhelming, this documentary will get your blood boiling and tear ducts leaking. It shakes you up, but it also challenges your ideas about the intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration in the United States, subject matter that could not sound less cinematic.

Accidental Courtesy

Accidental Courtesy

Darryl Davis, Director

Daryl Davis is an accomplished musician, a piano player who has played all over the world with legends like Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, and Chuck Berry. He also has an unusual and controversial hobby: Daryl likes to meet and befriend members of the KKK, many of whom have never met a black person.

Selma

Selma

Director Ava DuVernay 
A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.

Life After Life

Life After Life

A Film by Tamara Perkins

After decades behind bars, three men set out to prove success can lie on the other side of tragedy.

Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible

Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible

A World Trust film

Use this groundbreaking film and conversation guide in your organization to help bridge the gap between good intentions and meaningful change. Featuring stories from white men and women on overcoming issues of unconscious bias and entitlement, it is an powerful and unique tool in diversity work.