MOVIES AND RACISMby Dr-Faustus | created - 12 Dec 2017 | updated - 1 hour ago | Public
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.
IMDb Watch Now Link: The Myth of Race and the Evolution of Skin Color
IMDb Watch Now Link: The Biology of Skin Color
Wikipedia: Race (human categorization)
Film has made a significant contribution in exposing and addressing the cancer of racism in our society, and continues to create awareness to a very real and ongoing global issue.
Listed below are a number of films which address racism, racial issues, and race relations, in whole or in part.
"No one is born hating another person because of the color of their skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite. - Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)
"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)
Please note: Listing is in reverse chronological order and includes documentaries.
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1. Love in Black and White (2019)
Documentary | Pre-production
Four part documentary series about interracial life in America from 1940 to present day and how media (television, film and music) has both helped to divide and bring together it's people .
2. Evolution of the Black Leading Man (2019)
100 min | Documentary | Filming
This documentary celebrates the Evolution of the Black Leading Man, from the beginning of the stereotypes created in "Birth of A Nation", to the original Black Leading Man Paul Robeson, ... See full summary »
Director: Vaun Monroe
3. The Black Feminist Documentary (2019)
Documentary | Completed
Black Feminist is a feature length documentary film surrounding the double edged sword of racial and gender oppression that black women face in America. This documentary is told through ... See full summary »
4. The Best of Enemies (2019)
PG-13 | Biography, Drama, History | Completed
Civil rights activist Ann Atwater faces off against C.P. Ellis, Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan, in 1971 Durham, North Carolina over the issue of school integration.
5. Iron Grit (2019)
108 min | Documentary | Completed
In 1979, a city official seeks to get elected as the first Black mayor in Birmingham, Alabama in the midst of racial unrest after the fatal shooting of an unarmed Black girl by a White police officer.
Documentary | Post-production
An exploration into the fate of the post-modern man.
Director: Peter D. Hutchison
7. BlacKkKlansman (2018)
R | 135 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events.
Votes: 64,660 | Gross: $48.27M
9. Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts (2018)
Documentary | Completed
An inventive feature documentary capturing the vivid life of Bill Traylor, who in his late 80s, living homeless on the street in the thriving segregated black neighborhood of Montgomery, ... See full summary »
10. Burden (I) (2018)
129 min | Drama
Ku Klux Klansman Mike Burden opens the Redneck Shop and KKK museum in historic Laurens, SC. He subsequently falls in love with a single mom, and, under her influence, quits the Klan and is taken in by an African American Reverend.
11. Farming (2018)
107 min | Drama
Based on the writer/director's childhood, FARMING tells story of a young Nigerian boy, 'farmed out' by his parents to a white British family in the hope of a better future. Instead, he becomes the feared leader of a white skinhead gang.
12. Skin (V) (2018)
110 min | Biography, Drama
A destitute young man, raised by racist skinheads and notorious among white supremacists, turns his back on hatred and violence to transform his life, with the help of a black activist and the woman he loves.
13. Emanuel (2018)
90 min | Documentary | Completed
On June 17th, 2015, 21-year-old white supremacist Dylann Roof walked into a bible study and murdered nine African Americans during their closing prayer. This is the story of the victims and survivors of that night.
17. What You Gonna Do When the World's on Fire? (2018)
123 min | Documentary
What You Gonna Do When The World's On Fire is the story of a community of black people in the American South during the summer 2017, when a string of brutal killings of black men sent ... See full summary »
19. Black Lives Matter (2018)
Documentary, Short | Filming
Black Lives Matter is a short film centred on Africans lives who perished .This film is dedicated to their memories and Humanity Through the use of Art , Culture , Religion , Music and Identities .
20. Black White & Blue (2018)
76 min | Documentary
Black White & Blue covers race issues in America, police brutality, the Black Lives Matter Movement, the Flint Water Crisis, and the 2016 election of President Donald Trump. The film ... See full summary »
21. My Name Is Myeisha (2018)
82 min | Drama
My Name Is Myeisha is a hip-hop musical inspired by the 1998 police shooting of California teen Tyisha Miller (as well as countless other acts of police brutality against African American ... See full summary »
22. Who Matters (2018)
Tragedy is color blind, What would you do with only a few seconds to make a decision? Can we really judge a persons actions without knowing the circumstances? With racism being a major ... See full summary »
23. Childish Gambino: This Is America (2018 Video)
4 min | Short, Crime, Music
Official music video for "This Is America" by Childish Gambino.
IMDb Watch Now External Link: 'Childish Gambino: This Is America' Official Site | YouTube Music Video.
TV-MA | 105 min | Documentary
An investigation into what happened to activist Sandra Bland, who died in police custody after a routine traffic stop.
28. Monsters and Men (2018)
R | 96 min | Drama
The aftermath of a police killing of a black man, told through the eyes of the bystander who filmed the act, an African-American police officer and a high-school baseball phenom inspired to take a stand.
Votes: 496 | Gross: $0.50M
29. The Hate U Give (2018)
PG-13 | 133 min | Crime, Drama
Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what's right.
Votes: 7,356 | Gross: $29.48M
31. Martin Luther King Jr.: Marked Man (2018 TV Movie)
44 min | Documentary
Martin Luther King Jr. helps drive change in the United States in the face of bitter opposition, not least from opponents within the U.S. government; King is subjected to a fierce campaign of intimidation by J. Edgar Hoover's FBI.
34. Mr. Soul! (2018)
90 min | Documentary
Before Oprah, before Arsenio, there was Mr. SOUL. On the heels of the Civil Rights Movement, one fearless black pioneer reconceived a Harlem Renaissance for a new era, ushering giants and ... See full summary »
36. ForeignPlug Presents: Cultural Voices (2018)
Cultural voices is a documentary that aims to bring about cultural awareness in a racially driven societies. Every culture is surrounded by a rich untold history, unique cultural styles and... See full summary »
90 min | Documentary, Comedy
Comic and actor John Leguizamo examines the repression of Hispanic culture throughout American history in his one-man show "Latin History for Morons."
40. Through Her Eyes (I) (2018)
Based on true life events. Through Her Eyes is a drama about an African American teenager struggling with self-esteem; who after deciding to attend a newly integrated school, must find the ... See full summary »
41. The Rachel Divide (2018)
TV-MA | 100 min | Documentary
Rachel Dolezal becomes a social phenomenon when she passes herself off as an African American and becomes the head of her local N.A.A.C.P. chapter.
42. Cultural Clash (2018)
When a Nigerian family with traditional values move to the ghetto from their Roswell Mansion to survive hard times, they soon find out that money is the least of their problems. Yinka and ... See full summary »
44. Green Book (2018)
PG-13 | 130 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.
Votes: 7,069 | Gross: $21.47M
45. Citizen Clark... A Life of Principle (2018)
95 min | Documentary
For fifty years, former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark has challenged the abuses of U.S. power and championed the causes of human rights.
46. Lady Titi (2018)
94 min | Drama
It seems that race and racism are issues that does not disappear from the news all over the world. But Worko does not care about race. He is a 27 years old man from Ethiopian origin who ... See full summary »
47. How Jack Became Black (2018)
84 min | Documentary
The births of Jack and June, the third multiracial generation in filmmaker Eli Steele's family, coincided with a startling projection: by 2050, at least 20% of all Americans will ... See full summary »
Evidence of Innocence is in response to the national headlines regarding the racial injustice in America's justice system. Instead of focusing on the negative aspects, the show will tell ... See full summary »
53. Quincy (2018)
124 min | Documentary
An intimate look into the life of icon Quincy Jones. A unique force in music and popular culture for 70 years, Jones has transcended racial and cultural boundaries; his story is inextricably woven into the fabric of America.
54. The Jazz Ambassadors (2018)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, History
The Cold War and Civil Rights collide in this remarkable story of music, diplomacy and race. Beginning in 1955, when America asked its greatest jazz artists to travel the world as cultural ... See full summary »
55. The Legend: The Bessie Coleman Story (2018)
90 min | Documentary