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1. A Time to Kill (1996)

R | 149 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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54 Metascore

A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the K.K.K.

Writers: John Grisham, Akiva Goldsman | Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey

Votes: 90,550

2. Gangs of New York (2002)

R | 167 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.5
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72 Metascore

In 1863, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer.

Writers: Jay Cocks, Steven Zaillian, Kenneth Lonergan | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 286,152

3. Donnie Brasco (1997)

R | 127 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.8
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76 Metascore

An FBI undercover agent infiltrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life, at the expense of his regular one.

Writers: Joseph D. Pistone, Richard Woodley, Paul Attanasio | Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, Michael Madsen, Bruno Kirby

Votes: 210,382

4. A Bronx Tale (1993)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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80 Metascore

A father becomes worried when a local gangster befriends his son in the Bronx in the 1960s.

Writer: Chazz Palminteri | Director: Robert De Niro | Stars: Robert De Niro, Chazz Palminteri, Lillo Brancato, Francis Capra

Votes: 91,499

5. The Searchers (1956)

Approved | 119 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

8.0
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A Civil War veteran embarks on a journey to rescue his niece from an Indian tribe.

Writers: Frank S. Nugent, Alan Le May | Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond

Votes: 57,555

6. Malcolm X (1992)

PG-13 | 202 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.7
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72 Metascore

Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam.

Writers: Alex Haley, Malcolm X, Arnold Perl, Spike Lee | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Delroy Lindo, Spike Lee

Votes: 59,420

7. Mississippi Burning (1988)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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65 Metascore

Two FBI agents with wildly different styles arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists.

Writer: Chris Gerolmo | Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe, Frances McDormand, Brad Dourif

Votes: 61,211

8. The Black Dahlia (2006)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.6
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49 Metascore

Two policemen see their personal and professional lives fall apart in the wake of the "Black Dahlia" murder investigation.

Writers: Josh Friedman, James Ellroy | Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Aaron Eckhart, Scarlett Johansson, Hilary Swank

Votes: 60,792

9. The Secret Life of Bees (2008)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama

7.3
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57 Metascore

Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens, a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with ... See full summary »

Writers: Gina Prince-Bythewood, Sue Monk Kidd | Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood | Stars: Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson, Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys

Votes: 17,906

10. Strange Days (1995)

R | 145 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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A former cop turned street-hustler accidentally uncovers a police conspiracy in 1999 Los Angeles.

Writers: James Cameron, Jay Cocks | Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore

Votes: 51,285

11. Balls of Fury (2007)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Sport

5.3
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38 Metascore

Down-and-out former professional ping-pong phenom, Randy Daytona, is sucked into a maelstrom when FBI Agent Ernie Rodriguez recruits him for a secret mission. Randy is determined to bounce back and win, and to smoke out his father's killer -- arch-fiend Feng.

Writers: Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant | Director: Robert Ben Garant | Stars: Dan Fogler, Christopher Walken, George Lopez, Maggie Q

Votes: 33,937

12. Rampart (2011)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama

5.8
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70 Metascore

Set in 1999 Los Angeles, veteran police officer Dave Brown, the last of the renegade cops, works to take care of his family, and struggles for his own survival.

Writers: James Ellroy, Oren Moverman | Director: Oren Moverman | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Ben Foster, Sigourney Weaver, Jon Bernthal

Votes: 18,308

13. Fritz the Cat (1972)

Unrated | 78 min | Animation, Comedy

6.2
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A hypocritical swinging college student cat raises hell in a satiric vision of various elements on the 1960's.

Writers: Ralph Bakshi, Robert Crumb | Director: Ralph Bakshi | Stars: Skip Hinnant, Rosetta LeNoire, John McCurry, Judy Engles

Votes: 7,562

14. Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama

6.6
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The widow of murdered civil rights leader Medger Evers and a district attorney struggle to finally bring the murderer to justice.

Writer: Lewis Colick | Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Alec Baldwin, James Woods, Whoopi Goldberg, Virginia Madsen

Votes: 8,146

15. Scum (1979)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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This is the hard and shocking story of life in a British Borstal for young offenders. Luckily the regime has changed since this film was made. The brutal regime made no attempt to reform or... See full summary »

Writer: Roy Minton | Director: Alan Clarke | Stars: Ray Winstone, Mick Ford, Julian Firth, John Blundell

Votes: 6,665

16. Posse (1993)

R | 111 min | Western

5.4
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A group of mostly black infantrymen return from the Spanish-American War with a cache of gold. They travel to the West where their leader searches for the men who lynched his father.

Writers: Sy Richardson, Dario Scardapane | Director: Mario Van Peebles | Stars: Mario Van Peebles, Stephen Baldwin, Charles Lane, Tommy 'Tiny' Lister

Votes: 3,101

17. Sommersby (1993)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.1
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A farmer's wife begins to suspect that the man in her bed is an impostor after he returns home from the Civil War.

Writers: Daniel Vigne, Jean-Claude Carrière, Nicholas Meyer, Anthony Shaffer, Sarah Kernochan | Director: Jon Amiel | Stars: Richard Gere, Jodie Foster, Bill Pullman, James Earl Jones

Votes: 14,684

18. Norma Rae (1979)

PG | 114 min | Drama

7.3
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A young single mother and textile worker agrees to help unionize her mill despite the problems and dangers involved.

Writers: Irving Ravetch, Harriet Frank Jr. | Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Sally Field, Beau Bridges, Ron Leibman, Pat Hingle

Votes: 6,989

19. White Dog (1982)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

7.1
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A trainer attempts to retrain a vicious dog that's been raised to kill Black people.

Writers: Romain Gary, Samuel Fuller, Curtis Hanson | Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Kristy McNichol, Christa Lang, Vernon Weddle, Jameson Parker

Votes: 5,503

20. Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.5
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After saving a Black Panther from some racist cops, a black male prostitute goes on the run from "the man" with the help of the ghetto community and some disillusioned Hells Angels.

Writer: Melvin Van Peebles | Director: Melvin Van Peebles | Stars: Melvin Van Peebles, Simon Chuckster, Hubert Scales, John Dullaghan

Votes: 3,143

21. Brother (I) (2000)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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47 Metascore

A Japanese gangster is exiled to Los Angeles where his brother lives with a small but respectable multi-racial gang, who he inspires to expand their influence.

Writer: Takeshi Kitano | Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Claude Maki, Omar Epps, Masaya Katô

Votes: 17,567

22. Contract Killer (1998)

R | 104 min | Action, Comedy

6.2
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Two hitmen, one a novice and the other a veteran with poor luck, band together to find the "King of Killers" for whom there is a large reward.

Writers: Hing-Ka Chan, Kam Fu Cheng, Vincent Kok, Domonic Muir | Director: Wei Tung | Stars: Jet Li, Eric Tsang, Simon Yam, Gigi Leung

Votes: 3,980

23. Goodbye Uncle Tom (1971)

123 min | Drama

7.0
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Two documentary filmmakers go back in time to the pre-Civil War American South, to film the slave trade.

Writers: Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi | Directors: Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi | Stars: Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi, Cicely Browne, Lewis E. Ciannelli

Votes: 888

24. The Liberation of L.B. Jones (1970)

R | 102 min | Drama, Crime

6.9
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A Southern lawyer uncovers the truth about a slain undertaker.

Writers: Jesse Hill Ford, Stirling Silliphant | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Lee J. Cobb, Anthony Zerbe, Roscoe Lee Browne, Lola Falana

Votes: 427

25. Small Island (2009 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama

7.4
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In 1939 Hortense, illegitimate but intelligent and ambitious, is brought up on Jamaica with the family of charismatic, free-thinking Michael, who joins the Air Force when war breaks out and... See full summary »

Writers: Kathleen Cahill, Andrea Levy, Paula Milne, Sarah Williams | Director: John Alexander | Stars: Naomie Harris, Hugh Quarshie, Terence Frisch, Ruth Wilson

Votes: 833

26. Delhi-6 (2009)

141 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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45 Metascore

A story about love, hope and self-discovery set in the walled city of Delhi (zip code 6) and its chaotic but touching life that forces us to ask questions about ourselves.

Writers: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Prasoon Joshi, Kamlesh Pandey | Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra | Stars: Waheeda Rehman, Abhishek Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor

Votes: 5,168

27. 4 Little Girls (1997)

102 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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89 Metascore

A documentary of the notorious racial terrorist bombing of an African American church during the Civil Rights Movement.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Maxine McNair, Walter Cronkite, Chris McNair, Fred Lee Shuttlesworth

Votes: 2,012

28. No Way Out (1950)

Approved | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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A black doctor is assigned to treat two racist White, robbery suspects who are brothers, and when one dies, it causes tension that could start a race riot.

Writers: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Lesser Samuels | Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, Stephen McNally, Sidney Poitier

Votes: 2,606

29. Black Venus (2010)

159 min | Drama, History

6.8
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The story of Saartjes Baartman, a Black domestic who, in 1808, left Southern Africa, then ruled by Dutch settlers, for Europe, following her boss Hendrick Caesar , hoping to find fame and ... See full summary »

Writers: Abdellatif Kechiche, Ghalia Lacroix | Director: Abdellatif Kechiche | Stars: Yahima Torres, Andre Jacobs, Olivier Gourmet, Elina Löwensohn

Votes: 1,736

30. Spirit Trap (2005)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

4.5
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In London, four students have a call from the student accommodation office of the local university offering lodging in an old house. The psychic Jenny, the graphic design student Nick, and ... See full summary »

Writers: Rohan Candappa, Paul Finch, Phil O'Shea | Director: David Smith | Stars: Billie Piper, Luke Mably, Sam Troughton, Emma Catherwood

Votes: 1,100

31. Fight for Your Life (1977)

R | 82 min | Crime, Thriller

6.4
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This video is mostly taken up by talking about vengeance rather than getting on with the job. A mean trashy exploitation picture about three convicts who escape from jail and hole up at the... See full summary »

Writer: Straw Weisman | Director: Robert A. Endelson | Stars: Robert Judd, Catherine Peppers, Lela Small, Yvonne Ross

Votes: 1,104

32. The Adventures of Felix (2000)

95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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63 Metascore

A tale revolving around the carefree and bon-vivant, Felix, who is content living with his boyfriend, Daniel in the town of Dieppe in Northern France. When Felix is laid off from his job, ... See full summary »

Writers: Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau | Directors: Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau | Stars: Sami Bouajila, Patachou, Ariane Ascaride, Pierre-Loup Rajot

Votes: 1,523

33. Enemy Territory (1987)

R | 89 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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An insurance salesman inadvertently gets trapped after dark in an apartment building that is terrorized by a street gang called "The Vampires."

Writers: Stuart Kaminsky, Bobby Liddell | Director: Peter Manoogian | Stars: Gary Frank, Ray Parker Jr., Jan-Michael Vincent, Frances Foster

Votes: 486

34. Bad Day on the Block (1997)

R | 88 min | Drama, Thriller

5.3
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A decorated firefighter has his wife and son leave him because of his violent tendencies, including playing a game of Russian Roulette with his wife. Only trouble is he believes that the ... See full summary »

Writer: Betsy Giffen Nowrasteh | Director: Craig R. Baxley | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Mare Winningham, David Andrews, Noah Fleiss

Votes: 1,351

35. Undefeatable (1993)

R | 90 min | Action, Thriller

3.9
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Kristi Jones (Cynthia Rothrock) avenges her sister's death at the hands of a crazed martial arts rapist.

Writers: Steve Harper, Robert Vassar, Tai Yim | Director: Godfrey Ho | Stars: Cynthia Rothrock, Don Niam, John Miller, Donna Jason

Votes: 1,643

36. Eyes on the Prize (1987– )

360 min | Documentary, History

8.6
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A documentary about the American Civil Rights Movement from 1952 to 1965.

Stars: Julian Bond, Eugene 'Bull' Connor, Unita Blackwell, James Eastland

Votes: 385

37. Jasper, Texas (2003 TV Movie)

R | 114 min | Drama

6.4
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In 1998, three white men in the small town of Jasper, Texas, chained a black man to the back of their pickup truck and dragged him to his death. This film relates that story and how it ... See full summary »

Writer: Jonathan Estrin | Director: Jeffrey W. Byrd | Stars: Roy T. Anderson, Demore Barnes, John Bayliss, James Bearden

Votes: 366

38. Mischief Night (2006)

93 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.5
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About two families (one white, one Asian) who come together unexpectedly on a local night of carnival trickery and festivity.

Writer: Penny Woolcock | Director: Penny Woolcock | Stars: Kelli Hollis, James Foster, Michael Taylor, Holly Kenny

Votes: 684

39. Death of a Prophet (1981 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama, History

5.2
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After breaking ties with the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X became a man marked for death...and it was just a matter of time before his enemies closed in. Despite death threats and intimidation... See full summary »

Writer: Woodie King Jr. | Director: Woodie King Jr. | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Yolanda King, Mansoor Najee-ullah, Sam Singleton

Votes: 181

40. Northwest Passage (1940)

Passed | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.1
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Langdon Towne and Hunk Marriner join Major Rogers' Rangers as they wipe out an Indian village. They set out for Fort Wentworth, but when they arrive they find no soldiers and none of the supplies they expected.

Writers: Laurence Stallings, Talbot Jennings, Kenneth Roberts | Directors: King Vidor, Jack Conway, W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Robert Young, Walter Brennan, Ruth Hussey

Votes: 2,377

41. Murder in Mississippi (1990 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

7.2
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In 1964, members of the Ku Klux Klan murdered three Civil Rights workers who had traveled to the South to encourage African-American voter registration. Examines the last three weeks in the lives of the slain activists.

Writers: Stanley Weiser, Ben Stein | Director: Roger Young | Stars: Tom Hulce, Jennifer Grey, Blair Underwood, CCH Pounder

Votes: 320

42. The Vernon Johns Story (1994 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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Writers: Leslie Lee, Kevin Arkadie | Director: Kenneth Fink | Stars: James Earl Jones, Mary Alice, Joe Seneca, Tommy Hollis

Votes: 222

43. Freedom Road (1979 TV Movie)

186 min | Drama

6.1
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Muhammad Ali, in a rare acting role, plays Gideon Jackson, an ex-slave in 1870's Virginia who gets elected to the U.S. Senate in Washington D.C. and battles other former slaves and white ... See full summary »

Writers: Howard Fast, David Zelag Goodman | Director: Ján Kadár | Stars: Muhammad Ali, Kris Kristofferson, Ron O'Neal, Edward Herrmann

Votes: 92

44. Johnny Firecloud (1975)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.3
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Young American Indian gets out of the army and returns home to find his tribe victimized by a white rancher.

Writer: Wilton Denmark | Director: William Allen Castleman | Stars: Victor Mohica, Ralph Meeker, David Canary, Frank DeKova

Votes: 253

45. Zebra Crossing (2011)

93 min | Drama

5.6
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"From the moment I was born I cried for a month..." Eighteen years on, and Justin is no nearer the truth. And in a world that increasingly doesn't care, maybe just simply relying on ... See full summary »

Writer: Sam Holland | Director: Sam Holland | Stars: Lee Turnbull, Greg Wakeham, Aaron White, Kyle Treslove

Votes: 307

46. A Place Called Today (1972)

X | 103 min | Drama

4.2
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Racial tensions arise when a black lawyer runs for mayor of a racially divided town.

Writer: Don Schain | Director: Don Schain | Stars: J. Herbert Kerr Jr., Lana Wood, Cheri Caffaro, Richard Smedley

Votes: 33

47. The Red One: Triumph (2000)

80 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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Writers: Vladimir Alenikov, Evgeniy Frolov, Oleg Pogodin, Denis Rodimin | Directors: Vladimir Alenikov, Oleg Pogodin | Stars: Pyotr Ulyanov, Yekaterina Cherepukhina, Aram Gevorkyan, Lyanka Gryu

Votes: 46

48. The Wind of Change (1961)

64 min | Drama

6.6
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Writers: Alexander Doré, John McLaren | Director: Vernon Sewell | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Johnny Briggs, Ann Lynn, Hilda Fenemore

Votes: 31

49. Faces of Torture (1988 Video)

74 min | Documentary

2.9
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Writer: Larry Fox | Directors: Marc David Decker, Beverly Hagan, Dave Jenkins | Stars: Larry Fox, James Dean, Arline Hunter, Michael Todd

Votes: 13

50. Sari Red (1988)

11 min | Documentary, Short

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Made in memory of Kalbinder Kaur Hayre, a young Indian woman killed in 1985 in a racist attack in England, Sari Red eloquently examines the effect of the ever-present threat of violence ... See full summary »

Director: Pratibha Parmar