MOVIES AND RACISM

Definition of racism: 1. The belief that race accounts for differences in human character or ability, and that a particular race is superior to others./ 2. Discrimination or prejudice based on race.

Film has made a significant contribution in exposing this cancer in society, and thereby creating awareness to a very real and ongoing issue.

Listed below are a number of films which address racism and racial issues, from various angles, in whole or in part.

Please note: Listing is in reverse chronological order and contains a number of documentary films.

"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word." - Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968).
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1.
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
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A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa. (141 mins.)
Director: Justin Chadwick
“ Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)

Reverse chronological order follows. ” - Dr-Faustus
 
2.
1948 (2017)
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The South African National Party comes into power in 1948 and embarks on a Nazi policy of segregated Apartheid. A cafe owner, Tony Mzila, is caught up in the new laws. (62 mins.)
Director: Ken Sibanda
 
3.
Mudbound (2017)
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Two men return home from World War II to work on a farm in rural Mississippi, where they struggle to deal with racism and adjusting to life after war. (134 mins.)
Director: Dee Rees
 
4.
This Is Our Land (2017)
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An engaged but a-polical nurse gets involved in a far right political party. Based on numerous recent events in France it actually is about how Front National operates and how it is perceived by the french. (117 mins.)
Director: Lucas Belvaux
 
5.
Jasper Jones (2017)
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JASPER JONES is a coming of age story about Charlie Bucktin, a bookish boy of 14. On the night that Jasper Jones... (105 mins.)
Director: Rachel Perkins
 
6.
Gook (2017)
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Eli and Daniel, two Korean American brothers, own a struggling shoe store and have an unlikely friendship with Kamilla... (94 mins.)
Director: Justin Chon
 
7.
The Venerable W. (2017 Documentary)
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A view of the religious tensions between Muslims and Buddhist through the portrait of the Buddhist monk Ashin Wirathu, leader of anti-Muslim movement in Myanmar. (107 mins.)
 
8.
LA 92 (2017 Documentary)
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A look at the events that led up to the 1992 uprising in Los Angeles following the Rodney King beating by the police. (114 mins.)
 
9.
L.A. Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later (2017 Documentary)
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L.A BURNING: The Riots 25 Years Later is a 2-hour documentary film exploring the lives of the people at the flashpoint of the LA riots, 25 years after the uprising made national headlines and highlighted the racial divide in America. (86 mins.)
Director: One9, Erik Parker
 
10.
The White World According to Daliborek (2017 Documentary)
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(105 mins.)
Director: Vít Klusák
 
11.
Dolores (2017 Documentary)
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In the 1950's, a working-class wife and mother of eleven children helps to establish a farmer's union, which later develops into a platform for feminism and gender equality. (95 mins.)
Director: Peter Bratt
 
12.
Five Fingers for Marseilles (2017)
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Lives change forever when Tau, the young lion, kills two corrupt policemen in a South African shanty town. (120 mins.)
 
13.
I Am Not Your Negro (2016 Documentary)
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Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House. (93 mins.)
Director: Raoul Peck
 
14.
Hidden Figures (2016)
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The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. (127 mins.)
Director: Theodore Melfi
 
15.
13th (2016 Documentary)
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An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality. (100 mins.)
Director: Ava DuVernay
 
16.
Fences (2016)
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A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life. (139 mins.)
 
17.
Race (2016)
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Jesse Owens' quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy. (134 mins.)
Director: Stephen Hopkins
 
18.
A United Kingdom (2016)
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The story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and how his loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams, put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil. (111 mins.)
Director: Amma Asante
 
19.
The Birth of a Nation (2016)
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Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher in the antebellum South, orchestrates an uprising. (120 mins.)
Director: Nate Parker
 
20.
Free State of Jones (2016)
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A disillusioned Confederate army deserter returns to Mississippi and leads a militia of fellow deserters and women in an uprising against the corrupt local Confederate government. (139 mins.)
Director: Gary Ross
 
21.
Loving (2016)
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The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple whose arrest for interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia began a legal battle that would end with the Supreme Court's historic 1967 decision. (123 mins.)
Director: Jeff Nichols
 
22.
Southside with You (2016)
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The film chronicles the summer 1989 afternoon when the future President of the United States, Barack Obama, wooed his future First Lady, Michelle Obama, on a first date across Chicago's South Side. (84 mins.)
Director: Richard Tanne
 
23.
O.J.: Made in America (2016 Documentary)
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A chronicle of the rise and fall of O.J. Simpson, whose high-profile murder trial exposed the extent of American racial tensions, revealing a fractured and divided nation. (467 mins.)
Director: Ezra Edelman
 
24.
Sami Blood (2016)
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Elle Marja, 14, is a reindeer-breeding Sámi girl. Exposed to the racism of the 1930's and race biology examinations at her boarding school... (110 mins.)
Director: Amanda Kernell
 
25.
The Jews (2016)
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A French-Jewish actor seeks counseling and discusses a number of stereotypes concerning Jewish people. Told in the form of short stories that accompany each stereotype. (111 mins.)
Director: Yvan Attal
 
26.
Chocolat (2016)
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The rise and fall of the famous clown Chocolat, the first black circus performer who revolutionised the stagnant circus acts and conquered Paris of the Belle Époque with his exuberance and originality. (119 mins.)
Director: Roschdy Zem
 
27.
Across the Line (2015)
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A young, black NHL hopeful living in a racially divided Nova Scotian community finds his career prospects in jeopardy when tensions in his community come to a head. (87 mins.)
Director: Director X.
 
28.
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (2015 Documentary)
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This documentary tells the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party, one of the 20th century's most alluring and controversial organizations that captivated the world's attention for nearly 50 years. (115 mins.)
Director: Stanley Nelson
 
29.
Chi-Raq (2015)
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A modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago. (127 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
 
30.
What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015 Documentary)
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A documentary about the life and legend Nina Simone, an American singer, pianist, and civil rights activist labeled the "High Priestess of Soul." (101 mins.)
 
31.
Straight Outta Compton (2015)
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The group NWA emerges from the mean streets of Compton in Los Angeles, California, in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes Hip Hop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood. (147 mins.)
Director: F. Gary Gray
 
32.
Looking for Her (2015)
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Elisa is a physiotherapist who unsuccessfully tried to find her biological mother. But they meet each other without even being aware of it, when the mother is admitted as a patient into the medical office where her unknown daughter works. (100 mins.)
Director: Ounie Lecomte
 
33.
Aferim! (2015)
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Set in early 19th century Romania, a policeman, Costandin, is hired by a nobleman to find a Gypsy slave who has run away from his estate after having an affair with his wife. (108 mins.)
Director: Radu Jude
 
34.
Del Color de la Noche (2015)
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An account of key events in the life of the late Dominican political leader José Francisco Peña Gómez. (94 mins.)
 
35.
In Jackson Heights (2015 Documentary)
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Jackson Heights, Queens is one of the most culturally diverse communities in the US where 167 languages are spoken. IN JACKSON HEIGHTS explores the conflict between maintaining ties to old traditions and adapting to American values. (190 mins.)
 
36.
Woodlawn (2015)
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A gifted high school football player must learn to embrace his talent and his faith as he battles racial tensions on and off the field. (123 mins.)
 
37.
Mavis! (2015 Documentary)
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Her family group, the Staple Singers, inspired millions and helped propel the civil rights movement with their music. After 60 years of performing, legendary singer Mavis Staples' message of love and equality is needed now more than ever. (80 mins.)
Director: Jessica Edwards
 
38.
Battledream Chronicle (2015)
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The story of Syanna, a young slave who is trying to regain her freedom in a futuristic world where plantations are video games. (108 mins.)
Director: Alain Bidard
 
39.
Hate Crimes in the Heartland (2015 Documentary)
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"Hate Crimes in the Heartland," a feature documentary explores the 250,000 hate crimes committed in... (60 mins.)
Director: Rachel Lyon
 
40.
Fatima (2015)
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Fatima lives on her own with two daughters to support: 15-year old Souad, a teenager in revolt, and 18-year old Nesrine... (79 mins.)
Director: Philippe Faucon
 
41.
Boiling Pot (2015)
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On a college campus in modern America, ideas that have long been neglected as "issues of the past" emerge as racial tensions and frictions grow between different student groups. (95 mins.)
Director: Omar Ashmawey
 
42.
Welcome to Leith (2015 Documentary)
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When a noted white supremacist moves into their town, the residents of Leith, North Dakota do what they can to prevent him from taking control of the municipality. (85 mins.)
 
43.
Selma (2014)
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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. (128 mins.)
Director: Ava DuVernay
 
44.
Freedom Summer (2014 Documentary)
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A look back at the summer of 1964, when more than 700 student activists took segregated Mississippi by storm, registering voters, creating freedom schools and establishing the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. (113 mins.)
Director: Stanley Nelson
 
45.
Dear White People (2014)
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The lives of four black students at an Ivy League college. (108 mins.)
Director: Justin Simien
 
46.
Children of the Light (2014 Documentary)
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A documentary on the life story of Desmond Tutu and his journey during the crucial years of anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa. (92 mins.)
 
47.
Township Lessons from the Cape of Good Hope (2014 Documentary)
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How do township residents in slums cope with crime, unemployment and poverty in a country still very much struggling with racism, underdevelopment and inequality? (45 mins.)
Director: Michael Fischer
 
48.
Honky Holocaust (2014)
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A few times each century, humanity dodges an apocalyptic bullet and in 1969 that bullet was Charles Manson... (110 mins.)
 
49.
The Way Out (2014)
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The Way Out tells a story of a young Romani couple, Zaneta and David, the parents of little Janicka... (103 mins.)
Director: Petr Václav
 
50.
Ciutat morta (2014 Documentary)
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8 June, 2013. 800 people enter an abandoned cinema in Barcelona to project a documentary film. The old... (123 mins.)
 
51.
Concerning Violence (2014 Documentary)
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The most daring moments in the struggle for liberation from colonial rule. (90 mins.)
Director: Göran Olsson
 
52.
Frontera (2014)
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A former Arizona sheriff's wife is killed while riding on their ranch property. It would appear a Mexican man illegally crossing into the US is at fault. As the former and the current sheriff search for answers, lives are changed forever. (103 mins.)
Director: Michael Berry
 
53.
Kya Dilli Kya Lahore (2014)
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In 1948, a cross-fire erupts at an isolated stretch of Indo-Pak border, leaving only two soldiers alive... (98 mins.)
 
54.
Serial (Bad) Weddings (2014)
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A Catholic French couple sees their life upside down when their four daughters get married to men of different religion and origins. (97 mins.)
 
55.
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
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The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. (99 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
 
56.
My Last Year with the Nuns (2014 Documentary)
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Master monologist Matt Smith My Last Year With the Nuns-is a raw coming-of-age story about growing up in the racially-charged 1960s--is an unusual and surprising hybrid of storytelling and documentary styles. (75 mins.)
Director: Bret Fetzer
Stars: Matt Smith
 
57.
The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)
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The Kadam family leaves India for France where they open a restaurant directly across the road from Madame Mallory's Michelin-starred eatery. (122 mins.)
 
58.
We Are Young. We Are Strong. (2014)
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On 24th August 1992 in the eastern German city of Rostock a rampaging mob, to the applause and cheering of more than 3,000 bystanders... (123 mins.)
Director: Burhan Qurbani
 
59.
Schwarzkopf BRD: Martin Luther King in Berlin! (2014 Documentary)
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A group of teenagers from Berlin with various migration background analyze through a theater work the US Civil Rights Movement in order to understand how to survive and react against the racial brutality of German police and society. (90 mins.)
 
60.
Spies of Mississippi (2014 Documentary)
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Spies of Mississippi tells the story of a secret spy agency formed by the state of Mississippi to preserve segregation and maintain white supremacy... (53 mins.)
Director: Dawn Porter
 
61.
12 Years a Slave (2013)
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In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. (134 mins.)
Director: Steve McQueen
 
62.
Miracle Rising: South Africa (2013 Documentary)
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MIRACLE RISING: SOUTH AFRICA is the epic legacy of South Africa's political transformation that culminated...
 
63.
42 (2013)
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This movie is about Jackie Robinson and his journey to becoming a Brooklyn Dodger and his life during that time. (128 mins.)
Director: Brian Helgeland
 
64.
The Stuart Hall Project (2013 Documentary)
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Stuart Hall is one of the most influential and esteemed cultural theorists of a generation. A thinker and commentator... (103 mins.)
Director: John Akomfrah
 
65.
Belle (2013)
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The mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle in 18th century England. (100 mins.)
Director: Amma Asante
 
66.
Five Pillars (2013)
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The lives of vastly separate people collide in interweaving stories of liberty, identity, tolerance, responsibility and class. (86 mins.)
Director: Jon Rosling
 
67.
Fruitvale Station (2013)
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The story of Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008. (85 mins.)
Director: Ryan Coogler
 
68.
Heart of a Lion (2013)
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Neo-Nazi falls in love with a woman who has a black son and finds himself fighting with conflicting feelings. (104 mins.)
Director: Dome Karukoski
 
69.
15 to Life: Kenneth's Story (2013 Documentary)
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Kenneth young just keep praying and everything will be alright (83 mins.)
 
70.
Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)
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As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family, and American society. (132 mins.)
Director: Lee Daniels
 
71.
Let the Fire Burn (2013 Documentary)
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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. (88 mins.)
Director: Jason Osder
 
72.
Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight (2013)
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Ali's biggest match, his fight with the US government. A film about the politics and hubris surrounding the Vietnam War and the revenge exacted on America's greatest sportsman of the 20th century because he refused to fight in that war. (97 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
73.
An Ordinary Hero: The True Story of Joan Trumpauer Mulholland (2013 Documentary)
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The amazing true story of one white Southern woman's courage to choose her convictions and join the Civil Rights Movement... (91 mins.)
Director: Loki Mulholland
 
74.
Rhymes for Young Ghouls (2013)
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Red Crow Mi'g Maq reservation, 1976: By government decree, every Indian child under the age of 16 must attend residential school. In the kingdom of the Crow, that meansimprisonment at St. Dymphna's. That means being at the mercy of "Popper", the sadistic Indian agent who runs the school. (88 mins.)
Director: Jeff Barnaby
 
75.
Fandry (2013)
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Love, the most beautiful emotion in all living creatures that God has made knows no bar, caste or boundaries... (101 mins.)
Director: Nagraj Manjule
 
76.
Traffic Department (2012)
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Comic and tragic scenes from the lives of police officers in the Warsaw Traffic Department. (118 mins.)
 
77.
The Central Park Five (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that examines the 1989 case of five black and Latino teenagers who were convicted of raping a white woman in Central Park. After having spent between 6 and 13 years each in prison, a serial rapist confessed to the crime. (119 mins.)
 
78.
Django Unchained (2012)
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With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. (165 mins.)
 
79.
The House I Live In (2012 Documentary)
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From the dealer to the narcotics officer, the inmate to the federal judge, a penetrating look inside America's criminal justice system, revealing the profound human rights implications of U.S. drug policy. (108 mins.)
Director: Eugene Jarecki
 
80.
Ill Manors (2012)
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The lives of four drug dealers, one user and two prostitutes. (121 mins.)
Director: Ben Drew
 
81.
The Sapphires (2012)
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It's 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when their all-girl group The Sapphires entertain the US troops in Vietnam. (103 mins.)
Director: Wayne Blair
 
82.
Slavery by Another Name (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that recounts the many ways in which American slavery persisted as a practice many decades after its supposed abolition. (90 mins.)
 
83.
In the Shadow of the Sun (2012 Documentary)
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Ukerewe Island, in Tanzania is home to a large community of people who live with albinism. While many... (88 mins.)
Director: Harry Freeland
 
84.
Transatlantic Coffee (2012)
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Inspired by a true story, 'Transatlantic Coffee' is a tale of boy meets girl, boy falls in love with girl ... (104 mins.)
 
85.
The Last White Knight (2012 Documentary)
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In 1965, 21-year-old Torontonian, Paul Saltzman drove to Mississippi, volunteering as a civil rights... (78 mins.)
Director: Paul Saltzman
 
86.
ACAB - All Cops Are Bastards (2012)
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A look at the controversial riot cops unit, told through the stories of three veteran cops and a young recruit. (112 mins.)
Director: Stefano Sollima
 
87.
Birmingham Civil Rights: Moving from Birmingham's Past (2011 Documentary)
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This is a short documentary that examines Birmingham Alabama's turbulent past and where it should focus for the future. (10 mins.)
Director: David Smith
 
88.
Roadmap to Apartheid (2012 Documentary)
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Ana Nogueira is a white South African and Eron Davidson a Jewish Israeli. Drawing on their first-hand knowledge of the issues... (95 mins.)
 
89.
Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story (2012 Documentary)
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While filming a documentary in Mississippi in 1965, Frank De Felitta forever changed the life of an African-American waiter and his family. In 2011, Frank's son returns to the Delta to examine the repercussions of that fateful encounter. (90 mins.)
 
90.
The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011 Documentary)
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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. (100 mins.)
 
91.
Hidden Colors (2011 Documentary)
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Hidden Colors is a documentary about the real and untold history of people of color around the globe...
Director: Tariq Nasheed
 
92.
Dark Girls (2011 Documentary)
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Documentary exploring the deep-seated biases and attitudes about skin color---particularly dark skinned women, outside of and within the Black American culture. (71 mins.)
 
93.
Polar Reversal (2011 Documentary)
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Based on a scene from the 1934 film Imitation Of Life this film illustrates the central absurdity of racism... (4 mins.)
 
94.
The Help (2011)
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An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis. (146 mins.)
Director: Tate Taylor
 
95.
Lost Years (2011 Documentary)
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An epic documentary touching upon 150 years of the Chinese diaspora in Canada, USA, New Zealand and... (90 mins.)
Stars: Kenda Gee
 
96.
The Loving Story (2011 Documentary)
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A racially-charged criminal trial and a heart-rending love story converge in this documentary about Richard and Mildred Loving... (77 mins.)
Director: Nancy Buirski
 
97.
Sing Your Song (2011 Documentary)
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Most people know the lasting legacy of Harry Belafonte, the entertainer. This film unearths his significant contribution to and his leadership in the civil rights movement in America and to social justice globally. (103 mins.)
Director: Susanne Rostock
 
98.
Threading Needles (2011)
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Threading Needles is a cross between 'Crash' and 'Lakeview Terrace'. Kweku a young African man falls in love with a white woman in America... (100 mins.)
Director: Jamal Hodge
 
99.
Nuclear Savage: The Islands of Secret Project 4.1 (2011 Documentary)
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A shocking political expose, and an intimate ethnographic portrait of Pacific Islanders struggling for survival, dignity and justice after decades of top-secret human radiation experiments conducted on them by the U.S. government. (87 mins.)
 
100.
A People Uncounted (2011 Documentary)
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The Roma (Gypsies) faced annihilation during the Nazi 'Final Solution,' yet have been relegated to a footnote in history... (99 mins.)
Director: Aaron Yeger