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').

Men of Honour (2000)

Director: George Tillman Jr
Starring: Robert De Niro, Cuba Gooding Jr, Charlize Theron, Powers Boothe

This is the true story of Carl Brashear, the first black member of the U.S. Navy's deep sea diving team. Cuba Gooding Jr. plays Brashear, the Navy rec... Read more

Men of Honour ( Blu-ray ) (2000)

Director: George Tillman Jr
Starring: Charlize Theron, Cuba Gooding Jr, David Keith, Hal Holbrook, Michael Rapaport, P...

This is the true story of Carl Brashear, the first black member of the U.S. Navy's deep sea diving team. Cuba Gooding Jr. plays Brashear, the Navy rec... Read more

Mississippi Burning (1988)

Director: Alan Parker
Starring: Willem Dafoe, Brad Dourif, Gene Hackman, Frances McDormand, R Lee Ermey, Gailard...

The civil rights struggle, as interpreted by Alan Parker, received seven Oscar nominations and one award (Best Cinematography). Gene Hackman and Wille... Read more

Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)

Director: Robert Wise
Starring: Ed Begley, Gloria Grahame, Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan, Shelley Winters

Tense and gritty, this heist thriller from master Robert Wise sees racism and crime boiling over! Ed Begley is putting together a crew for one big tak... Read more

Partition (2007)

Director: Vic Sarin
Starring: Jimi Mistry, Kristin Kreuk, Neve Campbell, Irfan Khan, Madhur Jaffrey, John Ligh...

Set during the tumultuous post-colonial era in India in 1949, when it was hastily divided into India and the new muslim country of Pakistan. Sikh far... Read more

Pinky (1949)

Director: Elia Kazan
Starring: Jeanne Crain, Ethel Barrymore, Ethel Waters, William Lundigan

Pinky (Jeanne Crain) is a black woman so fair-skinned she was able to pose as white throughout nursing school. Newly graduated, she flees south to vis... Read more

Proud (2004)

Director: Mary Pat Kelly
Starring: Ossie Davis, Denise Nicholas, Albert Jones, Eric Laray Harvey, Darnell Williams,...

The inspirational tale of the USS Mason comes to the screen in a dramatic account of the perils faced by the all-African-American-crewed World War II... Read more

Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)

Director: Phillip Noyce
Starring: Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, Laura Monaghan, David Gulpilil, Kenneth Branagh

Set in 1930s outback Australia, this is the true story of three Aboriginal girls who are snatched from their mothers' arms in Jigalong, Western Austra... Read more

Rebirth of a Nation (2007)

Director: Paul D (DJ Spooky) Miller

DJ Spooky's provocative 'remix' of D.W. Griffith's infamous 1915 masterpiece, "The Birth of a Nation". Originally commissioned as a live multimedia pe... Read more

Remember the Titans (2000)

Director: Boaz Yakin
Starring: Denzel Washington, Will Patton, Donald Faison, Ryan Hurst, Wood Harris

The racial tensions filling the halls of a newly integrated Alexandria, Virginia high school in 1971 spill over onto the football field, where new hea... Read more