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Films to Rent
Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975
Examines the evolution of the Black Power movement in American society.
Years of carrying out death row executions are taking a toll on Warden Bernadine Williams.
An altercation with police that ended in tragedy. Based on a true story.
I Am Not Your Negro
A revolutionary, personal account of the lives and assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr.
In 1965, an Alabama city became the battleground in the fight for suffrage.
Films on Streaming Services
The intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States.
3 Minutes, Ten Bullets (HBO)
Follows the story of a shooting, a trial, the role of the media, and protest.
4 Little Girls (HBO)
A documentary that tells the heartbreaking story of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing of 1963.
American Son (Netflix)
An estranged couple reunite in a Florida police station to help find their missing teenage son.
A bond with his volatile best friend soon gets tested when Collin sees a police officer shoot a suspect in the back during a chase through the streets.
Dear White People (Netflix)
Follows a group of students of color at Winchester University, a predominantly white Ivy League college.
Dispatches from Cleveland
Tells the account of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, a Black Cleveland native who was fatally shot in the park by a 26-year old white police officer in 2014 for carrying a toy gun.
The tale of Black activists who challenged segregation head-on via the Freedom Rides of 1961.
If Beale Street Could Talk (Hulu)
Follows a young woman who seeks to clear the name of her wrongly charged lover and prove his innocence.
King in the Wilderness (HBO)
A portrait of Martin Luther King Jr. during the last years of his life.
Let It Fall: Los Angeles (Netflix)
A documentary that takes a cold, hard look at the time period of 1982 to 1992 in L.A.—a decade of police brutality and racial injustice that led to the Rodney King riots of 1992.
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise (Netflix)
A biographical documentary highlighting the strong light that is Maya Angelou.
See You Yesterday (Hulu)
Two teenage science prodigies spend every spare minute working on their latest homemade invention: backpacks that enable time travel.
Strong Island (Netflix)
This documentary tells the account of the chilling 1992 murder of William Ford, Jr., a 24-year-old Black teacher and brother to Strong Island’s director, Yance Ford.
The Central Park Five (Amazon Prime)
The Central Park Five exposes the horrifying injustice that was served to five Black and Latino teens in a 1989 crime.
The Force (Netflix)
This piece follows the police force in Oakland, California in its two-year attempt to rebuild trust and peace amongst their community.
What Happened, Miss Simone? (Netflix)
A biographical documentary highlighting the life and work of Nina Simone, a black female musician and activist who rose to fame during the 1960s.
When They See Us (Netflix)
In 1989 a jogger was assaulted and raped in New York’s Central Park, and five young people were subsequently charged with the crime.
Whose Streets (Hulu)
A documentary film about the murder of an unarmed Black man by the name of Michael Brown, and the Ferguson uprising.