As protests continue in the US and around the world, we have pulled together a list of films, television and videos that shed light on systemic racism and amplify the voices of those most marginalised. This is a working directory – please feel free to reach out with further suggestions.


13th – Netflix
If Beale Street Could Talk – Free on Amazon Prime
BlacKkKlansman – Amazon Prime
Watermelon Woman – Free on Criterion Channel
Moonlight – Amazon
The Hate U Give – Amazon Prime
Girlhood – Amazon Prime
Harriet – Amazon Prime
Jemima + Johnny – BFI
Fruitvale Station – Netflix
Loving – Amazon/Hulu
Mudbound – Netflix
Selma – Amazon
The Color Purple – Amazon
Hoop Dreams – Amazon Prime
The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson – Netflix
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution – Amazon Prime
Whose Streets? – Amazon Prime
LA 92 – Netflix/Amazon
The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 – Amazon Prime
Freedom Riders – Amazon
Hale County This Morning, This Evening – Amazon Prime
Soundtrack for a Revolution – Amazon
Strong Island – Netflix
Get Out – Netflix
Paris is Burning – Criterion
Pioneers of African American Cinema – Criterion Channel
My Brother’s Wedding – Criterion Channel
Black Mother – Criterion Channel
Do the Right Thing – Amazon
I Am Not Your Negro – Amazon
12 Years a Slave – Netflix/Amazon
Menace II Society – Netflix
American Son – Netflix
Becoming – Netflix
Teach Us All – Netflix
Atlantics – Netflix
Divines – Netflix
Beasts of the Southern Wild – Amazon
Ray – Netflix/Amazon
Green Book – Amazon
The Last Black Man in San Francisco – Amazon
The Butler – Amazon Prime
Hidden Figures – Amazon Prime
The boy who harnessed the wind – Netflix
The Queen of Katwe – Amazon Prime
Just Mercy – Amazon Prime
Fences – Amazon Prime
Green Book – Amazon Prime
Lion Heart – Netflix
The African Doctor – Netflix


When They See Us – Netflix
Who Killed Malcolm X? – Netflix
Noughts and Crosses – BBC iPlayer
Dear White People – Netflix
Blackish – Amazon Prime
Time: The Kalief Browder Story – Netflix
The Innocence Files – Netflix
#blackAF – Netflix
Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History – Netflix
Self Made – Netflix
Atlanta – Amazon/HULU
Roots: The Complete Miniseries – Amazon
Self Made – Netflix
When they see us – Netflix
Nappily Ever After – Netflix
See you yesterday – Netflix

TED Talks

An Interview with the founders of Black Lives Matter 
The path to ending systemic racism in the US 
We need to talk about injustice 
How to raise a black son in America 
The danger of silence 
An artist’s unflinching look at racial violence
My road trip through the whitest towns in America 
How we can start to heal the pain of racial division
The urgency of intersectionality 
Color blind or color brave?
How art gives shape to cultural change 
How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly towards them 
How to deconstruct racism, one headline at a time
The most powerful woman you’ve never heard of 
We should all be feminists


Dave – Black (Live at The BRITs 2020)
Why Black lives matter NOW
The Rise of Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter Co-Founder: Our Goal Is to Make All Lives Matter
Fleur East’s Black Lives Matter Rap Roulette
Black Lives Matter: Full Panel Discussion
An interview with the founders of Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter Movement
A Conversation About Growing Up Black
A Conversation With Black Women on Race
Black Women Share Their Hair Stories
Dark-Skinned Girls On Colourism
White Privilege
GWS Keynote Lecture: Black Lives Matter Co-founder Alicia Garza 
How #BlackLivesMatter and #MeToo Went From Hashtags to Movements

Further video resources

Black Lives Matter film resources
Black British Film List
Playlist: Talks to help you understand racism in America 
Playlist: Talks to help you understand social justice
Playlist: Talks to celebrate Black History Month