Racial Intolerance

The degradation and maltreatment of people based on their ethnicity or skin colour has plagued the human condition since we first began travelling around the globe. This category includes films and documentaries that explore the consequences of ignorance and intolerance from the large scale horrors of political oppression and genocide ('Rabbit Proof Fence', 'Sometimes in April'), to the personal prejudices that inhibit our growth and development ('American History X', 'Crash').

The Trials of Darryl Hunt (2006)

Director: Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg

In 1984, copy editor Deborah Sykes was raped and murdered. Three suspects leapt out, but one was settled on very quickly, 19-year-old, black youth, D... Read more

The Tuskegee Airmen (1995)

Director: Robert Markowitz
Starring: Laurence Fishburne, Allen Payne, Cuba Gooding Jr, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Andre Br...

A top flight cast of actors star in this true story of the 'Fighting 99th' - the first squadron of black combat fighters in World War II. Battling aga... Read more

The Visitor (2007)

Director: Tom McCarthy
Starring: Richard Jenkins, Haaz Sleiman, Danai Jekesai Gurira, Hiam Abbass, Marian Seldes,...

A lonely widower and college professor (Richard Jenkins) finds his dull existence suddenly brought into focus when he befriends a pair of illegal immi... Read more

The Wilby Conspiracy (1975)

Director: Ralph Nelson
Starring: Michael Caine, Nicol Williamson, Rutger Hauer, Saeed Jaffrey, Sidney Poitier, Pr...

Sidney Poitier and Michael Caine deliver powerhouse performances in this provocative thriller set in Apartheid South Africa, where racial tension is a... Read more

The Young One (1961)

Director: Luis Bunuel
Starring: Claudio Brook, Zachary Scott, Key Meersman, Bernie Hamilton

Luis Bunuel's rarely-seen gem (and one of only two films he made in English) takes his oft-expressed themes of morality and sexual perversity and relo... Read more

Their Eyes Were Watching God (2005)

Director: Darnell Martin
Starring: Halle Berry, Michael Ealy, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Nicki Micheaux, Lorraine Touss...

Based on Zora Neale Hurston's classic novel and executive produced by Oprah Winfrey, this Emmy-nominated TV drama stars Halle Berry as the free-spirit... Read more

Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion (2003)

Director: Tom Peosay
Starring: Narrated by, Martin Sheen, H H Dalai Lama, Robert Thurman, etc ...

Ten years in the making, this award-winning documentary exposes the real cost of the 1950 Chinese invasion of Tibet. Powerfully chronicled through de... Read more

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Director: Robert Mulligan
Starring: Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, Brock Peters, Phillip Alford, Robert Duvall

Gregory Peck won an Oscar for his portrayal of Atticus Finch, the defence lawyer of a black man accused of rape in the American South. Scripted by Hor... Read more

To Kill a Mockingbird ( Blu-ray ) (1962)

Director: Robert Mulligan
Starring: Brock Peters, Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, Paul Fix, Phillip Alford, Robert Duvall...

Gregory Peck won an Oscar for his portrayal of Atticus Finch, the defence lawyer of a black man accused of rape in the American South. Scripted by Hor... Read more

Towelhead (2007)

Director: Alan Ball
Starring: Summer Bishil, Peter Macdissi, Maria Bello, Aaron Eckhart, Toni Collette, Eugene...

Aka 'Nothing Is Private'. Writer Alan Ball ('American Beauty', 'Six Feet Under') makes his directorial debut with this controversial adaptation of Ali... Read more