Reflecting on Juneteenth – Evocative Movies to Watchby Roderic March
POLITICS AND HUMAN RIGHTS GENRE
Within Politics and Human Rights, there’s a minigenre that includes movies about racism and its continuing impact.
These are the top titles in the Racism minigenre. They specifically cover the impact of racism and slavery on American history. Many of them, like Selma, are hard to watch, but they demonstrate the resilience and heroism of the human spirit when confronted with evil.
EMOTIONAL, ANGER, GRIPPING
AFRICAN-AMERICAN, BIGOTRY, SOCIETY
These movies describe the continuing impact of bigotry on American society.
All of these titles are challenging and moving. But, some directors like Spike Lee have found a way to expose bigotry and racism with stories that are sometimes uncomfortable, and at other times they're outrageous and funny.