8 series and movies, each of us should see

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8 series and movies, each of us should see


"When They see Us"

This four-part mini-series from Director Ava DuVernay is based on the true story of the "Central Park Five", now as "Exonerated Five" known. It clearly shows how People of Color in the United States suffer from police violence. In 1989 a white woman was raped while Jogging in Central Park in New York. Five Teenage African-American and Hispanic origin – Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Raymond Santana, Yusef Salaam and Korey Wise – were suspected immediately, to confessions of a white police officer forced to, and then sentenced. As Kevin, Antron, Raymond and Yusef were at the time between 14 and 15 years old, you were sent to a detention center, the 16-year-old Korey Wise had to because of his age to prison for adults. In 2002, the wrongly arrested men were acquitted and received by the city of New York, a compensation in the millions. That no amount of money in this world can make this unfairness, the associated Trauma and the lost years, not only shows the mini-series, but also the Special "Oprah Winfrey Presents: When They see Us Now", in which the five Affected describe their history in detail.

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"#blackaf" is a Comedy series in Mockumentary Style, the prejudices with Humor picks up. In the main role of the television producer Kenya Barris, for the success of formats like "Black-ish" or "America's Next top model" responsible and in the series itself. The premise of the Show: Kenya's daughter Drea's making a documentary about your family, you want to use for your application at the film Academy. So the family members again and again in front of the camera, to comment what is happening – as you know it from real documentaries, Reality Shows, or "Modern Family" layer. And even if the Sitcom is ultra-funny, speaks to a lot of serious topics. For example, the need to justify yourself as a Person of Color again and again for his success and wealth. Or what it means to be Black – this is a question especially of Kenya wife Joya (played by Rashida Jones), who has a lighter skin color, have to face.

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"Self-Made – The life of Madam C. J. Walker"

"she created an Empire, through barriers burst, she is America's first Self-made millionaire": So, the Trailer begins to "Self-Made", which tells of the life of the black entrepreneur Sarah Breedlove alias Madam C. J. Walker. The mini-series with Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer plays the lead role in St. Louis in 1908, and shows such as C. J. leaves her Job as a washer-woman behind the Beauty Business and your own hair grew to produce resources and sell them. Because, as they explained directly in the first episode, are hair not only beauty, but, above all, heritage and Power, "they show who we are, where we come from and where we are going". A very inspiring and, above all, a true story about dreams, ambitions, and Empowerment.

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"Dear White People"

high school and College series, there are as the Sand of the sea. But how many of them turn to Black? That's exactly where this Show, which is based on the eponymous Film of 2014 builds,. Samantha White, a black student at the fictional Winchester University, hosted the radio show "Dear White People". In it, you tried your white students about racism is about, and speaks to topics such as White Privilege or cultural appropriation.

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"The 13."

disturbing finding: One out of every four prisoners in the world sits in a prison in the United States. The documentary "The 13." from Ava DuVernay (in the Original: "13th") deals with the issue of mass incarceration in the United States and why especially Black for historical reasons, are affected. 13. Additional articles to the US Constitution makes slavery unconstitutional, except as a punishment for convicted criminals. How the economy benefits from mass incarceration and what is the role of the policy is made clear.

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"Get Out"

"Get Out," wrote Jordan Peele, history, won the film makers but in 2018, the first African American to receive an Oscar in the category "Best original screenplay". What seems to be in the first Moment, a type-safe Thriller/horror film, is quickly developed in a socially critical story about racism. The Story: Rose (Allison Williams) is driving with her new boyfriend Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) to your parents, to him this is the first Time to present. Chris black is, don't tell them in advance. Initially, Chris will receive nice there, but soon it turns out that Roses parents, or your entire environment is racist, and they hide a big secret. Chris there is nothing left to flee to except, but this is easier said than done. The plot is based on true events, however, Peele stops with "Get Out" of the company before skillfully the mirror, and stimulates with his work to Think about.

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"Becoming: My story"

As Barack Obama in 2008 for the first African-American President of the United States elected not only wrote it, but his wife's history – a black First Lady entered the White house finally never. Since then, Michelle Obama, to millions of women and girls worldwide an inspiring role model. In 2019, she published her autobiography with the title "Becoming", to 2020, of the same name Netflix-documentation, the Michelle Obama followed accompanied on her reading tour through the United States. It tells her story – how she grew up in the South of Chicago, Harvard University, in a law firm, Barack know, and later the mother of two daughters and the First Lady of the United States, it was learned. In addition to Michelle even your mother, your brother, your daughters, Sasha and Malia, as well as young black women she meets to come, to word. And Yes, Barack Obama has, of course, also occurs in the one or other Surprise. The focus is on the relationship between the two is not but, rather, it is in "Becoming" is a matter of equality (both of White and Black as well as women and men), Empowerment and hope.

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The on true events based movie by Director Spike Lee portrays the story of Ron Stallworth, starting in the ' 70s as the first Black in the police Department in Colorado Springs. There, he infiltrated covered with a white colleague, the Ku Klux Klan, to determine against the racist secret society. This extraordinary story is told with a lot of joke, because "BlacKkKlansman" is a Comedy movie. Due to the topic he, however, is a highly political and socially critical Comedy, which is entertaining and forming at the same time.

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This list is, of course, dozens, if not hundreds of movies and TV shows to expand, it is only to be understood as a small selection of, as food for thought to. Each of us is responsible on a daily basis to educate and to inform.

This article from (Larissa White)

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Date Of Update: 05 June 2020, 12:27