One year after the death of 46-year-old African American George Floyd, Sky Cinema presents a new one maratona dedicata al Black Lives Matter, an activist movement born in 2013 to protest against the murders of African American people at the hands of the police.
Composed of films that address the theme of the fight against racism, the long marathon will start Monday 24 May at 9.45 pm and will end with the prime-time film on Tuesday 25 May at 9.15 pm: the appointment is on Sky Cinema Due and streaming on Now.
The marathon will consist of these films:
- American Skin, films about Link, a man who sees his son die in front of his eyes at the hands of a policeman during a road control.
- Mississippi Burning – The Roots of Hatred, thriller set in 1960s America starring Willem Dafoe and Gene Hackman, awarded at the Berlin Film Festival.
- Selma – The road to freedom, the film set in 1965 when Martin Luther King led a group of protesters to Selma, Alabama, to get the right to vote for African Americans.
- Crooklyn, Spike Lee’s autobiographical film that tells the chaotic life of a large African-American family, punctuated by jazz, poverty and an adverse fate;
- Moonlight, Barry Jenkins’ heartwarming coming-of-age tale that won 3 Oscars and a Golden Globe.
- Cry for freedom, the film with Denzel Washington and Kevin Kline called to play the activist Steve Biko and the journalist Donald Woods, united in the fight against apartheid in South Africa in the 70s;
- A United Kingdom – Love that changed history, the story of the controversial interracial love between the prince of Botswana (David Oyelowo) and an English girl (Rosamund Pike).
- Invictus – The invincible, the film directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon, which chronicles six years of Nelson Mandela’s life, from his release to the day the South African team of Springboks surprisingly won the Rugby World Cup;
- Race – The color of victory, the first biography of the legendary African American athlete Jesse Owens who, with his triumph at the Berlin Olympics in 1936, became the symbol of the struggle against Hitler’s ideologies.
- The right to object, biopic with Michael B. Jordan, Brie Larson and Jamie Foxx in which an African American lawyer chooses to defend wrongfully convicted black people and faces the thorny McMillian case.
For more insights, we leave you with 5 recent films to watch against racism.