Recommended Films

The following films (and many others not listed here) can be used with your CTTT Local Affiliate Group to spark conversation and transformation. Collective viewing and discussion are good ways to Uncover History, Build Connections, Work Toward Healing, and Take Action together.

  • Black Panther, Marvel Studios produced its first film with a nearly all-Black cast; featuring Danai Gurira, Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o and Angela Basset, and scored more than $1 billion in world-wide box office.
  • I Am Not Your Negro, Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House.
  • Fences, starring and directed by Denzel Washington, based on the Pulitzer Prize winning play by August Wilson.
  • The 13th, Ava DuVernay’s powerful documentary refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads outlaws slavery, except as punishment for a crime. An unflinching look at racism and mass criminalization. Streaming on Netflix.
  • Fruitvale Station: The story of Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who was killed in Oakland, California by BART Police on New Year’s Eve 2008.
  • The Birth of a Nation follows Nat Turner (Nate Parker) who orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.
  • 12 Years a Slave; the true story of Solomon Northup, a free man who was kidnapped into slavery.
  • Slavery and the Making of America; 4-part PBS series looks at slavery as an integral part of a developing nation, challenging the long held notion that slavery was exclusively a Southern enterprise.
  • The Ghost in Your Genes; the BBC documentary on Epigenetics, the newly emerging field of science that studies how past events (including trauma) trigger our genes in ways that are passed down through generations.

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