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').

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Starring: Sam Bottoms, Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Laurence Fishburne, Har...

A flawed masterpiece, intended as the definitive Vietnam film, based on Joseph Conrad's 'Heart of Darkness'. With Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall, Dennis... Read more

In The Heat Of The Night (1967)

Director: Norman Jewison
Starring: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates

Winner of five Oscars including Best Picture. Rod Steiger stars as a red neck sheriff who grudgingly accepts help from Sidney Poitier, a black big cit... Read more

Cabaret (1972)

Director: Bob Fosse
Starring: Michael York, Marisa Berenson, Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, Helmut Griem

Winner of 8 Oscars, including Best Director (Bob Fosse), Best Actress (Lisa Minnelli) and Best Supporting Actor (Joel Grey) and widely regarded as one... 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

BlacKkKlansman (2018)

Director: Spike Lee
Starring: Alec Baldwin, Robert John Burke, Topher Grace, Ashlie Atkinson, Adam Driver, Rya...

From Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. Its the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first Afri... Read more

Malcolm X (1992)

Director: Spike Lee
Starring: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Albert Hall

Spike Lee's three-hour epic tale of the life and times of the small-time crook from Harlem turned revolutionary civil rights activist has Denzel Washi... Read more

Glory (1989)

Director: Edward Zwick
Starring: Matthew Broderick, Cary Elwes, Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman, Andre Braugher...

A true story based in part on the letters of a young and inexperienced white soldier from the North given the task of training America's first unit of... Read more

Black Panther (2018)

Director: Ryan Coogler
Starring: Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis, Martin Freeman, Danai Jekesai Guri...

After the death of his father, T'Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy sudden... Read more

Rendition (2007)

Director: Gavin Hood
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Reese Witherspoon, Peter Sarsgaard, Alan Arkin, Meryl Streep

When an Egyptian terrorism suspect 'disappears' on a flight from Africa to Washington DC, his American wife and a CIA analyst find themselves caught u... Read more

The Tracker (2002)

Director: Rolf de Heer
Starring: Noel Wilton, Gary Sweet, Damon Gameau, Grant Page, David Gulpilil

In 1922, The Tracker (David Gulpilil) has the job of tracking an Aborigine (Noel Wilton) suspected of murdering a white woman, and leads a police offi... Read more