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').

Under The Same Moon (2007)

Director: Patricia Riggen
Starring: Adrian Alonso, Kate del Castillo, Eugenio Derbez, Maya Zapata, Carmen Salinas, A...

Carlitos lives with his grandmother in Mexico while his mother Rosario works illegally in the USA to build a better life for the family. When his gran... Read more

Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson (2005)

Director: Ken Burns
Starring: Muhammad Ali, Adam Arkin, Philip Bosco, Keith David, Jack Johnson, Samuel L Jack...

Award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns employs his inimitable laid back style to explore the life of flambloyant heavyweight boxer, Jack Johnson. Born to... Read more

Voices of Civil Rights: Volume 1 (2006)

Starring: Martin Luther King

A powerful collection of documentary programs chronicling one of the most turbulent and triumphant periods in American history. This series features o... Read more

Voices of Civil Rights: Volume 2 (2006)

In the summer of 2004 a group of journalists embarked on a bus tour that would take them around the US, recording first-hand stories of the Civil Righ... Read more

Wall (2004)

Director: Simone Bitton

A thoughtful and thought-provoking documentation of the building of a massive partition by the Israeli government, separating Israel from the West Ban... Read more

Wassup Rockers (2005)

Director: Larry Clark
Starring: Jonathan Velasquez, Francisco Pedrasa, Milton Velasquez, Usvaldo Panameno, Eddie...

Filmmaker Larry Clark ('Kids', 'Bully') again tackles the inner workings of urban youth culture in this comedy drama about a handful of Salvadorian em... Read more

When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Parts (2006)

Director: Spike Lee
Starring: Spike Lee

In August 2005, the city of New Orleans was struck by the devastating Hurricane Katrina. Director Spike Lee chronicles both the physical and emotiona... Read more