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Over the last few days, given the recent events surrounding continued police brutality and oppression, we have thought long and hard about how to respond. The 53two team are very aware of their position in the community and we're also very aware of the power of the arts. We thought about artistic responses, we have been in discussions with dear friends and colleagues on how best to do this, and we have decided that although silence is not an option, we believe that to just 'tweet' would be shouting into a void or preaching to the converted of our 'bubble'.

 

As such, we have decided that to try to share information about making change and about the history of those who have suffered, in a hope to educate and illuminate, with a view to helping effect transition.

 

Below you will find a list of different resources; films, books, podcasts and various resources that we urge you to read, share and use to educate yourselves and others. Ignorance and silence are the greatest enemies in this continued struggle.

ARTICLES

VIDEOS

FILMS/TV SERIES

  • 13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix

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  • American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix

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  • Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 — Available to rent

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  • Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu) — Available to rent

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  • Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Netflix

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  • Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) — Available to rent

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  • I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc) — Available to rent or on Kanopy

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  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu

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  • Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) — Available to rent

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  • King In The Wilderness  — HBO

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  • See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) — Netflix

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  • Selma (Ava DuVernay) — Available to rent

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  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Available to rent

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  • When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix

BOOKS

PODCASTS

MORE ANTI-RACISM RESOURCES

Links compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker, Alyssa Klein in May 2020. Added to by Jane Anderson & Simon Naylor May 2020.

To add suggestions to this list, please email info@53two.com 

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