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

Handsworth Songs

Screening with Reassemblage

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The Stuart Hall Project

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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12 Years A Slave

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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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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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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Daughters of the Dust

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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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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I Am Not Your Negro

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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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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Blue Story

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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