Netflix launches new ‘Black Lives Matter’ collection of movies and TV shows
The collection includes 47 titles ‘that only begin to tell the complex and layered stories about racial injustice and Blackness in America,’ Netflix tweeted on Wednesday
Netflix has created a new “Black Lives Matter” collection, which includes 47 films, TV series, and documentaries.
“When you log onto Netflix today, you will see a carefully curated list of titles that only begin to tell the complex and layered stories about racial injustice and Blackness in America,” Netflix tweeted on Wednesday.
Netflix had previously shared its support of the Black Lives Matter movement amid nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd, the Deseret News reported. The streaming service tweeted on May 30, “We have a platform, and we have a duty to our Black members, employees, creators and talent to speak up.”
Titles that appear in the new “Black Lives Matter” category include Netflix originals like Ava DuVernay’s documentary “13th” and the recently released documentary about Michelle Obama, “Becoming,” as well as other movies and series that include the Academy Award-winning film “Moonlight,” according to Entertainment Weekly.
The collection can be found on the main menu of Netflix, as well as at netflix.com/blacklivesmatter.
“When we say ‘Black Lives Matter,’ we also mean ‘Black storytelling matters,’” Netflix said in a tweet. ”With an understanding that our commitment to true, systemic change will take time — we’re starting by highlighting powerful and complex narratives about the Black experience.”
Netflix previously has created other collections about Black experience, including “Black Behind the Camera,” “Black Comedy Icons,” and “Black Music Legends,” according to Variety.