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Films and TV shows can provide us with an opportunity to better understand the perspectives and experiences of others. Our list includes both fictional stories and nonfiction accounts related to Blackness in the United States and racism. Many of the documentaries listed are available to view through The Ohio State University Libraries.

Films and TV series
  • 13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix YouTube Channel
  • American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix
  • Baltimore Rising (Sonja Sohn) — OSU Libraries
  • bell hooks: Cultural Criticism and Transformation (Sut Jhally) — OSU Libraries
  • Birth of a Movement (Bestor Cram and Susan Gray) — OSU Libraries
  • Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise (Henry Louis Gates) — OSU Libraries
  • Drawn Together: Comics Diversity and Stereotypes (Harleen Singh) — OSU Libraries
  • Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Netflix
  • Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun? (Travis Wilkerson) — OSU Libraries
  • For Ahkeem (Jeremy Levine and Landon Van Soest) — OSU Libraries
  • Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask (Isaac Julien) — OSU Libraries
  • I Am Not Your Negro (Raoul Peck) — OSU Libraries
  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu
  • Healing From Hate: Battle for the Soul of a Nation (Peter Hutchison) — OSU Libraries
  • Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) — Available to rent
  • LA 92 (Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin) — Netflix
  • See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) — Netflix
  • Selma (Ava DuVernay) — Available to rent
  • Stranger Fruit (Jason Pollock) — OSU Libraries
  • Teach Us All (Sonia Lowman) — OSU Libraries
  • Teached: Think of Calvin (Kelly Amis) — OSU Libraries
  • True Justice: Bryan Stevenson's Fight for Equality (George Kunhardt, Peter Kunhardt, and Teddy Kunhardt) — OSU Libraries
  • The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Hulu with Cinemax
  • What You Gonna Do When The World's on Fire? (Roberto Minervini) — OSU Libraries
  • When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
  • White Like Me: Race, Racism & White Privilege in America (Jeremy Young, Scott Morris, Sut Jhally, and Tim Wise) — OSU Libraries
  • Whose Streets? (Sabaah Folayan) — OSU Libraries
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