"What films helps us to do, better than any other medium, is to see and understand this. Film puts a human face on terms such as persecution, inequality, and oppression, and in doing so it provides outsiders with vital information and meaning about the lives of ‘others’.” Mark Gibney
Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)
Directed by Shaka King - Fiction (currently in cinemas)
In late 1960s Chicago, William O'Neal - a petty criminal - agrees to work with the FBI as an informant. He is assigned to infiltrate the Black Panther Party and to get especially close to Fred Hampton, the party's leader in Illinois. Which side will he choose when the time comes ?
Watch Michael Mc. Eachrane, Visiting Researcher at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute & Madubuko A. Robinson Diakité, Human Rights Lawyer, Senior Researcher and Documentary Filmmaker, exchanging thoughts on this movie and the Black Panthers Party's History.
Directed by Sam Pollard - Documentary including archived images (currently in cinemas)
This very recent documentary explores the reality of the United States's government's surveillance and harassment against Martin Luther King through newly unclassified images.
The Hate you give (2018)
Directed by George Tillman Jr. - Fiction
During what was supposed to be a casual evening, Starr witnesses the murder of her best friend by a police officer. After that day, she will relentlessly pursue one objective : it should never happen again.
Despite the obstacles, Starr raises a determined voice against police violence in the US.
Stranger Fruit (2018)
Directed by Jason Pollock - Documentary
Through the eyes of Mike Brown's family, this documentary sheds light on the reality of what happened the day Mike, 18 years old, was shot to death by a police officer.
Freedom writers (2007)
Directed by Richard LaGravenese - Inspired from a true story
Erin Gruwell is only a young teacher when she decides to teach English at Woodrow Wilson High School. There, racial discrimination has become part of her students' daily life. Confronted to this knew reality, Erin tries and eventually succeed to make tolerance the keyword within her classroom. How did she do ? The answer is maybe simpler than you could think...