racial discrimination

09.05.2021

The Hurricane (1999)

The unfair accusation of murder of one of the champions in American boxing – upon a true case The story of the American-Canadian boxer Rubin Carter – the Hurricane (1937–2014), popular all over the world from Bob Dylan’s hit of …

07.10.2020

Between the World and Me

Author: Ta- Nehisi Coates In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our …

06.10.2020

The Invisible Man

Author: H.G. Wells In the early years of the twentieth century, a young man decides to leave the racist south of the United States behind and head for Harlem, New York, a neighborhood where black men, like him, are glorified. …

06.10.2020

The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd, 2001)

The Secret Life of Bees tells the story of fourteen-year-old Lily Owens who leaves the life she knows behind and embarks on a journey in search of a much needed truth. South Carolina. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 has …

06.10.2020

A Time to Kill (John Grisham, 1989)

Racial tensions in Clanton, a small town in Mississippi, reach boiling point after a brutal crime. Two drunk white racists ruthlessly assault a ten-year-old black girl, Tonya Hailey. Her father, Carl Lee, avenges his daughter’s shattered life by shooting the …

05.10.2020

Maria do Céu Pires – Amnesty International

Name: Maria do Céu Pires Age: 59 Country of Origin:Portugal Occupation/Field of Study (if it applies): Teacher Organization/Institution: Amnesty Internacional Organization’s social networks: https://www.facebook.com/amnistiaestremoz / Amnistia Internacional Portugal Photos of you and your Project: When did you become interested in …

10.09.2020

Invictus

This film directed by Clint Eastwood, tells the real story of a post-apartheid South Africa and the relationship between racism and sport. The film deepens in the relationship between François Pienaar, the captain of the National Rugby team “The Springboks” …

10.09.2020

Mediterranea

This Italian drama shows the difficult and dangerous life trip of two young men from Burkina Faso that decide to go to Italy to start a new life. After surviving to desert bandits and a threatening sea voyage the protagonists …

04.09.2020

The Express: The Ernie Davis’ story

The Express is the real story of the life of Ernie Davis, one of the best American football players at the university level in the decade of the 1960s. It shows how Ernie Davis, an African American person who comes …

04.09.2020

The Blind Side

“The Blind side” is a family sports drama based on the true story of the football player Michael Oher. Michael stayed with different families when he was a child due to his mother’s drug addiction. Every time he stayed with …

04.09.2020

Green Book

When Tony Lip (Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on “The …

04.09.2020

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures tells the story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – three brilliant African-American women working at NASA in 1961, so the unit was segregated by race and sex.Following the success of Soviet Union’s launch of …

04.09.2020

Django Unchained

Set in the South two years before the Civil War, Django Unchained stars Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz). Schultz is …

04.09.2020

INVICTUS

The film tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela joined forces with the captain of South Africa’s rugby team to help unite their country. Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the …

01.09.2020

The Great Debaters

The movie is based on a true story in which the plot revolves around the efforts of debate coach Melvin B. Tolson at Wiley College, a historically black college related to the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, to place his team …

21.08.2020

12 years a Slave

  Chiwetel Ejiofor stars as Solomon Northup, the New York State citizen who was kidnapped and made to work on a plantation in New Orleans in the 1800s. Steve McQueen (Hunger) directs from a script he co-wrote with John Ridley, …

21.08.2020

BlacKkKlansman

From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make …

21.08.2020

Philadelphia (1993)

This movie tells the story of Andrew Beckett, a talented young lawyer who works for a large corporate law firm in Philadelphia. Andrew hides his homosexuality and the fact that he has AIDS from his colleagues, but when one of …

20.08.2020

Hotel Rwanda (2004)

The movie plot is based on the Rwandan genocide in the spring of 1994. It tells the story of Paul Rusesabagina – a man who tries to save his family and the lives of more than a thousand other refugees …