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Cinema: Anti-Racism Cinema

Streaming Video & Film

Videos below are generally available with unlimited streaming access but require an active internet connection to stream. Some titles are purchased with one-year licenses, so if you are using them in a course, please contact us to make sure our license will remain valid for the dates required.

This is just a small sample of the titles available, search within any of the platforms to find more titles or to suggest other purchases.

More titles will be added here as they are made available.

Videos in Kanopy

Black Lives Matter collection on Kanopy:

Current students, faculty, and staff may make Kanopy purchase requests. We purchase most requested titles within 72 hours.

Videos in Films on Demand

African American History collection on Films on Demand:

Films on Demand includes great shorter videos including pertinent TEDTalks and historic television footage.

Videos on other platforms

Videos in Swank

Videos in Academic Video Online (AVON)

Black History channel on AVON:

Film Platform titles, which used to be on a separate platform, may now also be viewed via AVON at

More Videos and other Media

These links courtesy the Anti-Racist Resource Guide collected by Victora Alexander.

Videos to Watch

The Urgency of Intersectionality, Kimberle Crenshaw

Danger of Silence, Clint Smith III

Ibram X Kendi on the Solution for America’s “Metastatic” Racism, Ibram X. Kendi

Black Bruins, Sy Stokes

Should White People Rap the N-Word?, Ta-Nehisi Coates

Why White People Shouldn’t Say The N-Word Using An Analogy of Wounds, Summer Charles

How To Deconstruct Racism, One Headline At A Time, Baratunde Thurston

“Cuz He’s Black” Spoken Word, Javon Johnson

Three Myths About Racism, Candis Watts Smith

Let’s Get To The Root of Racial Injustice, Megan Ming Francis

What Beyonce Taught Me About Racism, Brittany Baron

“How the Hood Loves You Back” Steven Willis

Being Black by Jane Elliot

How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion, Peggy McIntosh

The Power of Privilege, Tiffany Jana

TV Shows and Movies to Watch

The 13th (Documentary) — Netflix

American Son (Movie) — Netflix

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (Documentary) — Rent

Dear White People (TV Show & Movie) — Netflix & Rent

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (Documentary) — Netflix

Do The Right Thing (Movie) —  Rent

Fruitvale Station (Movie) — Rent

The Hate U Give (Movie) — Hulu

I Am Not Your Negro (Documentary) — Rent

If Beale Street Could Talk (Movie) — Hulu

Just Mercy (Movie) —  Rent (free for the month of June!)

The Kalief Browder Story (Documentary) — Netflix

Loving (Movie) —  Hulu

Moonlight — Netflix

Mudbound (Movie) — Netflix

The Murder of Fred Hampton (Documentary) — Rent

Reconstruction: America After the Civil War (TV Series) — PBS

Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story — Rent

Selma (Movie) — Rent

Teach Us All (Documentary) — Netflix

When They See Us (Television Series) — Netflix

Whose Streets? (Documentary on Ferguson Uprising) — Rent

Podcasts to Listen To

1619 (New York Times)

About Race

Afropunk Solution Sessions

Code Switch (NPR)

Come Through With Rebecca Carroll

Intersectionality Matters! hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw

Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast

The Nod

Pod For The Cause (from The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights)

Pod Save the People (Crooked Media)

Putting Racism on the Table

Race Traitor

Seeing White

Speaking of Racism

There Goes the Neighborhood

The United State of Anxiety

The Wilderness (Crooked Media)

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