Black lives on film: a reflection

In light of the recent events in the Black Lives Matter movement, we’ve put together a collection of films that reflect black history and help audiences to deepen their understanding of systemic racism. These films were all previously shown at HOME, but you can watch them online now, via BFI Player and mubi by following the links below.

Please note the connected events and discussions are all historic, this resource is solely for the purpose of directing you to films you can now watch online. 

Previously in this season

Harriet

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Inspiring biopic about renowned abolitionist Harriet Tubman, who escaped slavery and risked her life to lead others to freedom through the network of safe houses…

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Blue Story

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Two boys at the same Peckham school but from neighbouring London boroughs wind up on rival sides of a never-ending cycle of postcode gang war…

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Pressure

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Hailed as Britain's first black feature, Pressure is a hard-hitting, honest document of the plight of disenchanted British-born black youths. Horace Ové makes the most…

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I Am Not Your Negro

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With unprecedented access to James Baldwin’s original work, award-winning filmmaker Raoul Peck (Tropical) has completed the cinematic version of the book Baldwin never wrote -…

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Moonlight

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It’s a bold claim but it’s hard to envision a more potent film in 2017 than Moonlight, the second feature from writer-director Barry Jenkins, which follows…

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Daughters of the Dust

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Julie Dash’s Daughters of the Dust is a landmark of independent film. With great lyricism, the film tells the story of a large African-American family…

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Girlhood

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Fed up with her abusive family situation, lack of school prospects and the “boys’ law” in the neighbourhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting…

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Selma

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Selma is the powerful story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic struggle to secure voting rights for all people – a dangerous and terrifying…

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12 Years A Slave

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Steve McQueen’s powerful 12 Years A Slave is based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil…

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The Stuart Hall Project

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Stuart Hall is one of the UK’s leading cultural theorists. In John Akromfrah’s documentary, he looks back on his life and explores the work that…

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Handsworth Songs

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Screening with Reassemblage

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