In the wake of the brutal killing of George Floyd, 'Black Lives Matter' protests have emerged across the world. Many are taking to social media to urge others to educate themselves about issues of racial inequality through arts and culture, such as literature and film. This recent development further highlights important issues.
Netflix has created a new 'Black Lives Matter' category. A description for it reads: "Learn more about racial injustice and the Black experience in America with this collection of films, series and documentaries."
The streaming service wrote in a statement: "When we say ‘Black Lives Matter,’ we also mean 'Black storytelling matters.'
"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."
Across the globe, such titles as the shattering documentary '13th'; heartbreaking series 'When They See Us' (also directed by Ava DuVernay); and Netflix original series 'She's Gotta Have It' and 'Dear White People' can be found in the category.
Music documentaries include 'What Happened Miss Simone?' and 'Quincy'. Award-winning selections include the original 'She's Gotta Have It' and the Oscar-nominated 'Mudbound'.
The Netflix UK & Ireland Twitter account offered recommendations for films and series on other platforms too.
If you’re unsure where to start, we’ve compiled a list of powerful and complex stories about systemic racism and the black experience, both around the world and closer to home: pic.twitter.com/YCnkR2fG2n
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) June 10, 2020