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Film, Videos & Television

What you watch with your children, what they watch without you, and the media they access is a highly personal decision of caregivers and parents that we aim to respect. Below are suggestions of viewing resources to explore and discuss many of the topics addressed through this community space that span a variety of audience ages. 

29 Movies, Shows, and Documentaries to Watch to Educate Yourself on Racial Injustice

Short Films

A Girl Like Me (2007), Directed by Kiri Davis, produced by Reel Works Teen Filmmaking, Media that Matters Award winner

Immersion (2009), By Richard Levien, Media that Matters Award winner

A Conversation with Native Americans on Race (2017), by Michele Stephenson and Brian Young, Op-Doc, NY Times



The Loving Generation: A digital documentary (2018) directed and produced by Lacey Schwartz and Mehret Mandefro

Living Undocumented: High School, College and Beyond (2013), Ben Donnellon and Tatyana Kleyn

Una Vida, Dos Paises: Children and Youth (Back) in Mexico (2015), Ben Donnellon, Tatyana Kleyn, William Perez & Rafael Vasquez

Precious Knowledge (2012), Ari Luis Palos and Eren Isabel McGinnis




The Laramie Project

The Color Purple

Freemont, USA

Do the Right Thing

Fruitvale Station

Notes from the Field (Anna Deavere Smith's The Pipeline Project, HBO)

Real Women Have Curves

Oscars Remix: 9 Coming-of-Age Films About People Who Aren't White Males

Television & Show segments

I Love My Hair, Sesame Street

I Love My Hair (bilingual Spanish-English), Sesame Street

Change the World, Sesame Street

Incarceration Toolkit, Sesame Street

Dear White People, Netflix

The Wire, HBO

The Boondocks (animated series)

Spoken Word 

Nigger Reecan Blues, Willie Perdomo

All Eyez On U, Nikki Giovanni





Nigger Reecan Blues, Willie Perdomo                                    All Eyez On U, Nikki Giovanni

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