Tag: racial-tension

Cry, the Beloved Country (1995) 6.8

Cry, the Beloved Country (1995)

South African church minister Steven Kumalo is summoned from his village to Johannesburg. There he finds that his son Absolom has been jailed in connection with a robbery in which a white man was killed. The father of th...

Mischief Night (2006) 6.4

Mischief Night (2006)

About two families (one white, one Asian) who come together unexpectedly on a local night of carnival trickery and festivity.::Anonymous...

Edge of the City (1957) 7.2

Edge of the City (1957)

Drifter Axel North has just arrived in New York City, having traveled from city to city throughout the country. Given the name Charlie Malick as a contact by an acquaintance named Ed Faber, Axel is able to get a job work...

A Soldier’s Story (1984) 7.2

A Soldier’s Story (1984)

A black soldier is killed while returning to his base in the deep south. The white people of the area are suspected at first. A tough black army attorney is brought in to find out the truth. We find out a bit more about ...

Remember the Titans (2000) 7.8

Remember the Titans (2000)

Suburban Virginia schools have been segregated for generations. One Black and one White high school are closed and the students sent to T.C. Williams High School under federal mandate to integrate. The year is seen throu...

The Klansman (1974) 5.2

The Klansman (1974)

A small southern town has just been rocked by a tragedy: a young woman has been violently raped. The white town fathers immediately declare that the attacker had to be black, and place the blame on Garth, a young black m...

City of Hope (1991) 7.3

City of Hope (1991)

City of Hope is a portrait of a typical middle-sized American city of the present day. The crux of the story is an old apartment block which stands in the way of a major commercial development. Joe Rinaldi is the buildin...

Goodbye Bafana (2007) 7.1

Goodbye Bafana (2007)

James Gregory once lived in a farm and had befriended a native youth, Bafana, and had even had a photograph taken with him. Years later, now married to Gloria and father of three children (Chris, Brett, and Natasha), Jam...

Color of Justice-1997 6

Color of Justice-1997

Four young black men kill a white woman. Now the D.A. is very cautious how to pursue this case because it might start a riot. And adding fuel to the fire is a bombastic and vocal black community leader, who's saying that...

Gladiator-1992 6.5

Gladiator-1992

A story of two teenagers trapped in the world of illegal underground boxing. One is fighting to save his fathers life and using the money pay off gambling debts accumulated by his father. The second is fighting for the m...

Zoot Suit-1981 6.8

Zoot Suit-1981

A kind of musical accompanying the story of the early 1940's and the effect that the "zoot suit" (a man's suit of long jacket and pegged pants, always worn with a long keychain that looped almost to the ankle.... the reb...

Boycott-2001 7.2

Boycott-2001

Black Americans boycott the public buses during the 1950s civil rights movement.::Anonymous...

The Milagro Beanfield War-1988 6.8

The Milagro Beanfield War-1988

In the tiny town of Milagro, New Mexico, where the local water is a premium resource, shady developer Ladd Devine has conceived a glitzy resort that will ultimately siphon off all the water from the neighboring crop-fiel...

Sapphire-1959 7.1

Sapphire-1959

In 1950s London racial hostility to Commonweath immigrants is openly paraded. A pregnant girl, initially assumed to be white, is murdered. As two detectives start to investigate, and discover her racial origins were much...

A Raisin in the Sun-2008 6.5

A Raisin in the Sun-2008

After moving to Chicago's South Side in the 1950s, a black family struggles to deal with poverty, racism, and inner conflict as they strive for a better life. Adapted for the screen from Lorraine Hansberry's play, this i...

Ghosts of Mississippi-1996 6.7

Ghosts of Mississippi-1996

Ghosts of Mississippi is a real-life drama covering the final trial of Byron De La Beckwith, the assassin of heroic civil rights leader Medgar Evers. The movie begins with the murder on June 12, 1963 and the events surro...

Crash-2004 7.8

Crash-2004

Over a thirty-six hour period in Los Angeles, a handful of disparate people's lives intertwine as they deal with the tense race relations that belie life in the city. Among the players are: the Caucasian district attorne...

The Insult-2017 7.7

The Insult-2017

In today's Beirut, an insult blown out of proportions finds Toni, a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser, a Palestinian refugee, in court. From secret wounds to traumatic revelations, the media circus surrounding the case puts...

Australia Day-2017 5.4

Australia Day-2017

On Australia's most controversial national holiday, the lives of three Australians from diverse cultural backgrounds will collide, illuminating contemporary issues of racial tension and national identity that simmer bene...

For One Night-2006 6.5

For One Night-2006

Their town always had two proms, one for the whites and one for the blacks. When both proms wanted the same DJ, Brianna McCallister suggested combining the proms, which would also mean more money for decorations. However...

Mississippi Burning-1988 7.8

Mississippi Burning-1988

Two FBI agents investigating the murder of civil rights workers during the 60s seek to breach the conspiracy of silence in a small Southern town where segregation divides black and white. The younger agent trained in FBI...

The Color Purple-1985 7.8

The Color Purple-1985

This film follows the life of Celie, a young black girl growing up in the early 1900's. The first time we see Celie, she is 14 - and pregnant - by her father. We stay with her for the next 30 years of her tough life......

In the Heat of the Night-1967 8

In the Heat of the Night-1967

Detective Virgil Tibbs is caught up in the racial tension of the US South when he is arrested after the murder of a prominent businessman. Tibbs was simply waiting for his next train at the station in Sparta, Mississippi...

Hairspray-2007 6.6

Hairspray-2007

Tracy Turnblad, a teenager with all the right moves, is obsessed with the Corny Collins Show. Every day after school, she and her best friend Penny run home to watch the show and drool over the hot Link Larkin, much to T...

Falls the Shadow-2011 3.4

Falls the Shadow-2011

Three years after the War, the United States is destroyed. Civilization has devolved into anarchy and tribalism. A soldier, Michael, finally comes home, only to find his wife murdered and his daughter kidnapped. Accompan...

Race-2016 7.1

Race-2016

In the 1930s, Jesse Owens is a young man who is the first in his family to go to college. Going to Ohio State to train under its track and field coach, Larry Snyder, the young African American athlete quickly impresses w...