Films Made Available to Watch for Free in Support of Black Filmmakers and Voices

Films & series from the 1920s through the 2020s have been made available to watch at no cost to you.

Please let us know if you notice any offerings that you believe should be included on this list.

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Combining archival footage with testimony from activists and scholars, director Ava DuVernay’s examination of the U.S. prison system looks at how the country’s history of racial inequality drives the high rate of incarceration in America.

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Horror Noire features interviews with filmmakers and scholars, showcasing a who’s who of black horror cinema, from those who survived the genre’s past trends to those shaping its future.

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Follow the journey of civil rights hero, congressman, and human rights champion John Lewis.

PBS has made the documentary available for free on its website through July 6.

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One night, in front of a bodega in Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy neighborhood, Manny Ortega witnesses a white police officer wrongfully gun down a neighborhood street hustler, and Manny films the incident on his phone. Now he’s faced with a dilemma: release the video and bring unwanted exposure to himself and his family, or keep the video private and be complicit in the injustice? With a deep sense of humanity and a deft directorial hand, Reinaldo Marcus Green smartly reformulates the traditional construction of “protagonist” to magnify the power of perspective.

“At this critical time, we are postponing the promotion of our new films and dedicating all efforts to amplify black voices. Over the coming weeks, we’ll be making NEON films directed by black filmmakers available to watch for free.”

Courtesy of director Reinaldo Marcus Green, his debut feature, Monsters and Men, is the first film in this series.

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