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Antiracist Resources: Films

Streaming Films

Films are powerful tools for generating empathy. This page offers suggestions of both narrative and documentary films about the Black experience. The following films are available for streaming via the Kanopy database; click the link and use your SVA credentials to sign in.

Further Suggestions

The following films may be available on various commercial streaming services or for a small rental fee. Also, check the link below to the Criterion Collection, a film distributor that has lifted their paywall for many films about the Black experience.

  • 13th (Ava DuVernay, 2016)
  • Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 (Göran Olsson, 2011)
  • Daughters of the Dust (Julie Dash, 1991)
  • Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee, 1986)
  • Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler, 2013)
  • The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr., 2018)
  • Killer of Sheep (Charles Barnett, 1977)
  • Malcolm X (Spike Lee, 1992)
  • Within Our Gates (Oscar Micheaux, 1921)
  • Selma (Ava DuVernay, 2015)
  • Sorry to Bother You (Boots Riley, 2018)