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#BlackLivesMatter Films

There are some outstanding films to watch on TV this weekend. The films are excellent entertainment and tremendously informative. They include:

The film ‘Selma‘ chronicling the Martin Luther King journey on American civil rights.
Now on BBC iPlayer: Selma

Saturday 20th June
BBC2 at 9pm
‘I am not your negro’ through the words of James Baldwin, this film touches on the lives and assassinations of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King and Medgar Evers.

Saturday 20th June
BBC2 at 10:30pm
Three episodes of ‘Black Hollywood They’ve Gotta Have Us’ The journey of Black Films in Hollywood.

Monday 22nd June
BBC2 at 11.30pm
Stephen Lawrence: The Murder that Changed a Nation.
1/3. Documentary examining the murder of Stephen Lawrence and the police investigation

Monday 22nd June
BBC4 at 8pm
2/4. David Olusoga looks at slavery and remembers black sailors who fought for Britain.
(Watch the first episode here: Black and British: A Forgotten History.)

Monday 22nd June
BBC4 at 10pm
The Black Panthers – Storyville Film about the Black Panther party, its culture and political awakening for black people.

Just Mercy, Queen & Slim, and Da 5 Bloods are all excellent films that you can stream on the Internet as well. Knowledge is power and film can inform and entertain.

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