Mandatory Staff Picks: Social Injustice Documentaries That Will Show You a New Way of Thinking

Movies aren’t just for entertainment. They also educate and enlighten. This is especially true of documentaries. Now more than ever, some of our screen time should be dedicated to consciousness-raising films. These social (in)justice documentaries and docuseries will not only awaken you to issues you didn’t realize other people face, they’ll motivate you to seek justice for the populations depicted. From educational disparities to mass incarceration to serial killings, these films focus on the ways American society has failed its citizens of color. Watch these films and open yourself up to new ways of thinking.

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