2016 TV-MA 1h 40m
In this thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom.
Genres: Documentaries, Social & Cultural Docs
Director: Ava DuVernay
Time: The Kalief Browder Story
2017 TV-MA1 Season
This series traces the tragic case of Kalief Browder, a Bronx teen who spent three horrific years in jail, despite never being convicted of a crime.
Genres: TV Shows, Docuseries, Documentaries, Biographical Documentaries, Social & Cultural Docs
Creators: Jenner Furst, Julia Willoughby Nason, Nick Sandow
"Now and then a book comes along that might in time touch the public and educate social commentators, policymakers, and politicians about a glaring wrong that we have been living with that we also somehow don't know how to face. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander is such a work"
— The New York Review of Books
"An explosive debut ... alarming, provocative and convincing."
— Kirkus Reviews
Race, Religion & College Football:
The Black 14 Taking a Stand for CHANGE in the Equality State
National History Day- 2017 Wyoming State Champ (Senior Individual Documentary)
Created By River Gayton
Jackson Hole High School
We need to talk about an injustice
In an engaging and personal talk -- with cameo appearances from his grandmother and Rosa Parks -- human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson shares some hard truths about America's justice system, starting with a massive imbalance along racial lines: a third of the country's black male population has been incarcerated at some point in their lives. These issues, which are wrapped up in America's unexamined history, are rarely talked about with this level of candor, insight and persuasiveness.
Documentary about the life of Cesar Chavez by his grandson, Eduardo Chavez.
Black k Klansman
Spike Lee's movie based on the book by Ron Stallworth called Black Klansman. The movie is a comedy about a black man on the Colorado Springs Police Force who infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan. The movie premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2018.
HOW NOT TO GET SHOT
A cutting satire of race relations in the age of Trump and Black Lives Matter from the hugely popular comedian—one of "The Original Kings of Comedy"—and author of the New York Times bestseller Black Man, White House.
"White people are always giving out ‘helpful’ advice, such as: ‘Comply with the police and you won’t get shot.’ They’ve been doling out advice to black people ever since ‘I suggest you pick the cotton if you don’t like getting whipped.’ Not getting shot by the police has long been a problem for black people. Even when we had a black president! Now that we have a new set of overlords, with President Trump at the head, wouldn’t it be nice to get a little advice on how not to get shot?"
Teaching for Black Lives
"I have two Black sons. For me, this collection is about their survival, and the survival of children like them throughout the United States. Teaching for Black Lives is a handbook for all educators, students, and families who truly care about Blackness and the intersections of learning, teaching, and race."
-Teaching for Black Lives editor, Dyan Watson
The Mask You Live In
The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity.
Pressured by the media, their peer group, and even the adults in their lives, our protagonists confront messages encouraging them to disconnect from their emotions, devalue authentic friendships, objectify and degrade women, and resolve conflicts through violence. These gender stereotypes interconnect with race, class, and circumstance, creating a maze of identity issues boys and young men must navigate to become “real” men.
Experts in neuroscience, psychology, sociology, sports, education, and media also weigh in, offering empirical evidence of the “boy crisis” and tactics to combat it.
The Mask You Live In ultimately illustrates how we, as a society, can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men.