Inspired by the invaluable antiracist reading lists that have been circulating online, staff members compiled a list of related educational films, documentaries, series, and videos to share. This list is meant to be a resource for those wanting to learn more about systemic racism, police brutality, and how to engage in antiracist work.


Films and Documentaries

Directed by Ava Duvernay

Directed by John Singleton

Whose Streets
Directed by Damon Davis and Sabaah Folayan

The Watermelon Woman
Directed by Cheryl Dunye

Directed by Dee Rees

Cincinnati Goddamn
Directed by Paul Hill and April Martin

The Black Power Mixtape, 1967-1975
Directed by Göran Olsson

I Am Not Your Negro
Directed by Raoul Peck

Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People
Directed by Thomas Allen Harris

Explained: The Racial Wealth Gap
Created by Joe Posner and Ezra Klein

The Pruitt-Igoe Myth
Directed by Chad Friedrichs

What Happened, Miss Simone?
Directed by Liz Garbus

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson
Directed by David France

If Beale Street Could Talk
Directed by Barry Jenkins

Just Mercy
Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton

Fruitvale Station
Directed by Ryan Coogler

Malcolm X
Directed by Spike Lee

Directed by Ava Duvernay

Last Black Man in San Francisco
Directed by Joe Talbot

Directed by Dee Rees

St. Louis Superman
Directed by Smriti Mundhra and Sami Khan


Limited Series

When They See Us
Directed by Ava Duvernay

Directed by Zack Snyder

Directed by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Steven Canals


YouTube Videos

Fannie Lou Hamer’s 1964 Testimony

James Baldwin Debates William F. Buckley (1965)

James Baldwin & Nikki Giovanni, a conversation


For Kids

Kid President: Another Pep Talk From Kid President to You

Kids Meet Former Black Panthers