Films

A historical drama based on the true story of a 1839 uprising of African slaves that took place on the ship La Amistad off the coast of Cuba.

A documentary about the classroom of Jane Elliot, a teacher in a small, all-white town in the Midwest in 1968, who divided her third-grade class into blue-eyed and brown-eyed groups and gave them a lesson in discrimination.

A British drama set in the late 1970’s during the apartheid era in South Africa and centered around the factual events of black activist Steve Biko and his friend Donald Woods.

A documentary by Mexican filmmaker Tin Dirdamal about impoverished Central Americans who leave their countries in pursuit of a better life in the United States.

A television series that covers the major events of the civil rights movement from 1954 – 1985.

A documentary celebrating the farmers, thinkers and business people who are re-inventing our food system. It features Will Allen, and urban farmer and activist; Joel Salatin, a sustainable farmer and entrepreneur; and David Ball, a supermarket owner.

A documentary examining the corporate farming in the United States, and concluding that agribusiness produces unhealthy food, in a way that hurts the environment while also hurting animals and employees.

A drama based on the true story of the 1994 trial of Byron De La Beckwith, a white supremacist accused of the 1963 assassination of civil rights activist Medgar Evers.

A drama set in Detroit that focuses on the relationship between a white veteran and a Hmong youth. It is the first mainstream U.S. film to feature Hmong Americans.

For the past 40 years, the war on drugs has resulted in more than 45 million arrests, $1 trillion dollars in government spending, and America’s role as the world’s largest jailer. Yet for all that, drugs are cheaper, purer, and more available than ever. Filmed in more than twenty states, The House I Live In captures heart-wrenching stories of those on the front lines — from the dealer to the grieving mother, the narcotics officer to the senator, the inmate to the federal judge — and offers a penetrating look at the profound human rights implications of America’s longest war.

A drama about four Chinese immigrant mothers and their adult Chinese-American daughters, as they try to understand one another in the face of cultural clashes.

A dramatized biographical film about the African-American figure Malcolm X.

This American drama traces three generations of a Mexican-American family who immigrated from Mexico and settled in East Los Angeles.

A documentary that addresses the theory of race by investigating the lack of genetic differences between races, uncovering the roots of race in North America, and finding race not in biology, but in politics, economics and culture.

A fictionalization of the Rosewood Massacre in Florida, a violent and racially motivated conflict that took place in January of 1923.

Filmmaker Katrina Browne discovers that her New England ancestors were the largest slave-trading family in the history of the US. With her nine cousins Katrina retraces the Triangle Trade and gains new perspectives on the black/white divide.

A documentary analyzing the failures of the American public education system. The film follows several students as they strive for acceptance into a successful charter school.

A drama about racism in an alternate America, where the cultural roles of black and white Americans have been reversed.