After a busy day, sometimes I just want to sit in front of the TV and veg. Vanderpump Reunion Part 3 is looking pretty bomb right about now. But take a pause. Are you in the mood for something educational? Something we have a responsibility to learn? If you feel like it, take a moment to look over this list of videos, documentaries, TV series and films that cover race, racism, resistance and Black stories. Pause before you start that next binge of random TV and pick out one of the below. Hopefully these selections will inspire you to learn more, research and take action.
For more resources on #BlackLivesMatter search BLACK LIVES MATTER on my website and visit my #BLM highlight on Instagram. Don’t forget to share resources you like with your communities. It will take all of us to make this much needed social change, so talk to your friends, family, coworkers, neighbors and anyone who will listen. Keep the conversation going.
The below resources were compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein in May 2020.
Videos to watch:
- Black Feminism & the Movement for Black Lives: Barbara Smith, Reina Gossett, Charlene Carruthers (50:48)
- “How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion” | Peggy McIntosh at TEDxTimberlaneSchools (18:26)
Films and TV series to watch:
- 13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
- American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix
- Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 — Available to rent
- Blindspotting (Carlos López Estrada) — Hulu with Cinemax or available to rent
- Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu) — Available to rent
- Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Netflix
- Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) — Available to rent
- I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc) — Available to rent or on Kanopy
- If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu
- Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) — Available to rent
- King In The Wilderness — HBO
- See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) — Netflix
- Selma (Ava DuVernay) — Available to rent
- The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Available to rent
- The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Hulu with Cinemax
- When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix