Best friends, Miles and Collin work as movers. When Collin witnesses a police shooting, the two men’s friendship is tested as they grapple with identity and their changed realities in the rapidly-gentrifying neighborhood they grew up in.
Find where to stream: https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/blindspotting
HBO movie about the historic boycott of public buses in the 1950s, led by civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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John Singleton movie about a small Florida town in 1923. Primarily inhabited by prosperous African American families that was burned to the ground by angry whites from a neighboring town.
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The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
Historic footage captured by Swedish journalists embedded in the Black Power Movement of the 60’s and 70’s.
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Alain Gomis directs, super artsy and super musical film about a lounge singer’s love for her child.
Find where to stream: https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/felicite
The Glass Shield
A rookie cop becomes increasingly aware of police corruption during the murder trial of Teddy Woods played by Ice Cube, whom he helped to arrest.
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4 Little Girls
Spike Lee documentary about the events of September 15, 1963 when a bomb destroyed a black church in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four young girls.
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Ryan Coogler’s directorial debut about the murder of Oscar Grant by BART officers on New Years Day 2009.
Find where to stream: https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/fruitvale-station
The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson
A documentary investigating the death of Marsha P. Johnson who was a pivotal leader of the Stonewall Riots and a LGBT rights pioneer.
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Written and directed by Oakland native, Nijla Mu’mi. Jinn is a coming of age story about a teen being at odds with her single mother who recently converted to Islam.
Find where to stream: https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/jinn-2018