IFC has list of movies to watch free (for now) about black issues and experience

THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE: 1967-1975 and more films streaming online for free
 An extraordinary documentary that we played in 2011, THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE: 1967-1975 is available for free through June 21, courtesy of our sister company, IFC Films, on Amazon and Apple TV, as the country grapples with the ongoing scourge of violence against the Black community.
 
Through archival conversations with leaders of the Black Power Movement—including Angela Davis, Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale, Huey P. Newton, and Eldridge Cleaver—enriched by contemporary interviews with Harry Belafonte, Talib Kweli, Erykah Badu and others, this searing chronicle offers a vital look at our recent history.

We have also compiled this list of other films centering on Black experiences that have been made available to stream for free by various distributors, which we will continue to update on our website

13TH (2016, Ave DuVernay) – available on YouTube

16 SHOTS (2018, Rick Rowley) – available on YouTube, and Showtime

A WELL SPENT LIFE (1971, Les Blank) – available on Criterion Channel 

AND WHEN I DIE, I WON’T STAY DEAD (2015, Billy Woodberry) – available on Criterion Channel

BLACK MOTHER (2018, Khalik Allah) – available on Criterion Channel

BLACK PANTHERS (1970, Agnes Varda) – available on Criterion Channel

THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION (2015, Stanley Nelson) – available on PBS

BODY AND SOUL (1925, Oscar Micheaux) – available on Criterion Channel

BURN MOTHERFUCKER, BURN! (2017, Sacha Jenkins) – available on YouTube, and Showtime

CANE RIVER (1982, Horace Jenkins) – available on Criterion Channel

DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST (1991, Julie Dash) – available on Criterion Channel

DOWN IN THE DELTA (1998, Maya Angelou) – available on Criterion Channel

DRYLONGSO (1998, Cauleen Smith) – available on Vimeo

A HUEY P. NEWTON STORY (2001, Spike Lee) – available on Starz

JUST MERCY (2019, Destin Daniel Cretton) – available on YouTubeGoogle PlayAmazon, and Vudu

LOSING GROUND (1982, Kathleen Collins) – available on Criterion Channel

MONSTERS AND MEN (2018, Reinaldo Marcus Green) – available on YouTube

MY BROTHER’S WEDDING (1983, Charles Burnett) – available on Criterion Channel

PORTRAIT OF JASON (1967, Shirley Clarke) – available on Criterion Channel

RAIN (NYESHA) (1978, Melvonna Ballenger) – available on UCLA Film & Television Archive

THE SCAR OF SHAME (1929, Frank Perugini) – available on Criterion ChannelSELMA (2014, Ava DuVernay) – available on Amazon

SUZANNE, SUZANNE (1982, Camille Billops and James Hatch) – available on Criterion Channel

SYMBIOPSYCHOTAXIPLASM TAKE ONE (1968, William Greaves) – available on Criterion Channel

THE TALK: RACE IN AMERICA (2017, Sam Pollard) – available on PBS

THE WATERMELON WOMAN (1996, Cheryl Dunye) – available on Criterion Channel
See the full list

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