Netflix Creates “Black Lives Matter” Category
Are you looking to watch “Black Lives Matter” content from black storytellers? Netflix has just made it a lot easier.
In the wake of nationwide protests against the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others, the streaming service has announced that it has launched a Black Lives Matter section that includes narrative films, documentaries and TV shows.
“When we say ‘Black Lives Matter,’ we also mean ‘Black storytelling matters,’” Netflix said in a statement last week. “With an understanding that our commitment to true, systemic change will take time – we’re starting by highlighting powerful and complex narratives about the Black experience. When you log onto Netflix today, you will see a carefully curated list of titles that only begin to tell the complex and layered stories about racial injustice and Blackness in America.”
Netflix also said in an earlier statement: “To be silent is to be complicit. Black lives matter. We have a platform, and we have a duty to our Black members, employees, creators and talent to speak up.”
Black Lives Matter movies
The 40 Black Lives Matter movies and shows on Netflix include the following:
“When They See Us,” created by Ava Duvernay
“Moonlight,” written and directed by Barry Jenkins
“Malcolm X,” directed by Spike Lee
“Dear White People” created by Justin Simien
These are just a handful of the films and shows available to watch (on Netflix and otherwise).
What films and shows from black creators are inspiring you right now? We’d love to hear about them in the comments below!