Civil Rights

12 Years a Slave
Solomon Northup, a free African-American, is promised a fortnightly job by Brown and Hamilton. However, after arriving in Washington DC, he realises that he has been sold into slavery.

13th
Filmmaker Ava DuVernay explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation's prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans.

20 Feet From Stardom
Filmmaker Morgan Neville shines a long-overdue spotlight on the hit-making contributions of longtime backup singers like Darlene Love and Merry Clayton.

3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets
Filmmaker Marc Silver uses the shooting death of black teenager Jordan Davis to examine Florida's `Stand Your Ground' self-defense law.

Before Stonewall
This documentary investigates national cultural perceptions of homosexuality before the Stonewall Riot, looking back on previous decades, particularly in regard to conflicts with police and censorship.

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
Filmmaker Stanley Nelson examines the rise of the Black Panther Party in the 1960s and its impact on civil rights and American culture.

Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali
From a chance meeting to a tragic fallout, Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali's extraordinary bond cracks under the weight of distrust and shifting ideals.

Bobby Kennedy for President
This four-part documentary series weaves together rare and exclusive footage of attorney general, U.S. senator, and presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy in the 1960s.

Boys Don't Cry
Young transgender Brandon Teena leaves his hometown under threat when his ex-girlfriend's brother discovers that he's biologically female. Resettling in the small town of Falls City, Nebraska, Brandon falls for Lana, an aspiring singer, and they plan their future together.

Brothers on the Line
An acclaimed documentary feature exploring the extraordinary journey of the Reuther brothers - Walter, Roy, and Victor - prolific labor statesman whose social justice movement, under the banner of the United Auto Workers union, transformed the landscape of a nation.

The Central Park Five
Filmmakers Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon examine a 1989 case of five teenagers who were wrongfully convicted of raping a woman. After they had spent from six to 13 years in prison, a serial rapist confessed to the crime.

Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution
Down the road from Woodstock in the early 1970s, a revolution blossomed in a ramshackle summer camp for disabled teenagers, transforming their young lives and igniting a landmark movement.

Dear White People
Follow the stories of four black students at Winchester University, where a riot breaks out over a popular 'African American' themed party thrown by a white fraternity.

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson
Filmmakers re-examine the 1992 death of transgender legend Marsha P. Johnson, who was found floating in the Hudson River. Originally ruled a suicide, many in the community believe she was murdered.

Detroit
Detroit, Michigan, 1967. In the heat of the 12th Street uprising, a task-force raids The Algiers Motel searching for a sniper. When they fail to find him, the guests are subjected to a horrifying storm of race-hate and violence.

Disclosure
Disclosure is an eye-opening look at transgender depictions in film and television, revealing how Hollywood simultaneously reflects and manufactures our deepest anxieties about gender. Leading trans thinkers and creatives hare their reactions and resistance to some of Hollywood’s most beloved moments.

Dying To Tell
War reporters, including several Pulitzer prize winners, talk candidly about the traumas they have witnessed, the fear they've experienced, and the losses they can never recover from as they risk their lives to keep the world informed.

Fences
In 1950s Pittsburgh, a frustrated African-American father struggles with the constraints of poverty, racism, and his own inner demons as he tries to raise a family.

For Sama
A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her.

Fruitvale Station
Flashbacks reveal the last day in Oscar's life, in which and his friends went to San Francisco to watch fireworks on New Year's Eve. On the way back home, became swept up in an altercation with police that ended in tragedy.

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