Combining archival footage with testimony from activists and scholars, director Ava DuVernay's examination of the U.S. prison system looks at how the country's history of racial inequality drives the high rate of incarceration in America. This piercing, Oscar-nominated film won Best Documentary at the Emmys, the BAFTAs and the NAACP Image Awards. US Rating: TV-MA For mature audiences. May not be suitable for ages 17 and under.
Published Youtube: 17 Apr 2020
Published: 30 Oct 2020
A moving spoken word short film, inspired by the old negro spiritual 'Wade in the Water', is about three men unveiling their fear of being a black man in America. Black History Month in the UK this year feels more significant than ever. It is a beautiful opportunity for us to be reminded of how far we have come but yet how far we still have to go.
Everything changed for Cornelius Walker on 27 November 2000 when Damilola Taylor was killed. Damilola was 11, the same age as Cornelius. He lived five minutes away. He had the same skin colour. Cornelius’s mother, scared for her son’s safety, moved their family out of London. Cornelius suddenly found himself living on a white estate run by racists. But rather than fight them, Cornelius decided to become more like the people who hated him. They became his family and kept him safe. And in return, Cornelius became submerged in a culture of violence and hatred. But as the violence and racism against other black people continued, Cornelius struggled to marry his real identity with the one he had acquired.
While we working hard behind the scenes trying to eradicate racism from society why not take it easy and watch stage shows, musicals and opera...It's free to watch online!
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"Richard II - the Bard’s great Play of England. For your lockdown viewing pleasure - our film version of the critically acclaimed first all women of colour Shakespeare on a UK stage - from the 2019 Globe Season."
I, Cinna (The Poet) full-length film | 2012 | Royal Shakespeare Company
"Evan Placey's hit 2014 play heads to the virtual world. It follows a group of schoolgirls reacting as one of their peers has naked photos of themselves leaked online – a pertinent issue for the present day, and a good way to get into a knotty play during the quiet hours."
"Playwright Emily Jenkins was commissioned to write this show about cyber bullying by the Theatre Royal Haymarket Masterclass charity. It was first performed live in 2017 and then live recorded for Anti-Bullying Week. A great show about the negative experiences young people can face online – and it's available for free!"
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