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American Race TV Poster Image
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age 14+
Spotty but sincere docuseries examines race in America.
Network: TNT
(2017)
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I Am Not Your Negro Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Powerful documentary explores race, art, and activism.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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MARS Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Outstanding Mars mission series has suspenseful moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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A Tale of Love and Darkness Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Portman's biopic of Israeli writer is earnest, ethereal.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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I Am Bolt Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Winning docu celebrates world's fastest man; mild cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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An American Girl Story - Maryellen 1955: Extraordinary Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Semi-historical drama about a plucky girl is lots of fun.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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I Know a Man...Ashley Bryan Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Earnest docu about inspiring African American artist.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Noble Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Inspirational true story features many mature themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Marie's Story Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Inspirational subtitled film is emotionally intense.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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The Champions Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Profoundly moving docu about dog rescue and recovery.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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The Book of Negroes Movie Poster Image
age 15+
Riveting slavery epic is artful, sobering, and inspiring.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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The Imitation Game Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Strong performances buoy teen-friendly historical drama.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Virunga Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Outstanding but shattering docu set in war-torn Congo.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Forrest Gump Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Moving and wonderful, but parent preview a good idea.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1994)
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Dancing in Jaffa Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Uplifting docu promotes religious tolerance via dance.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Inequality for All Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Engaging economics docu encourages equality, activism.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Dear America TV Poster Image
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age 7+
Books-inspired series brings history to life for kids.
Network: HBO
(1999)
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DuckTales TV Poster Image
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age 5+
Fun globetrotting '80s cartoon can spark kids' curiosity.
Network: Disney Channel
(1987)
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Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series TV Poster Image
age 6+
Cartoon Anne of Green Gables is sweet, with worthy lessons.
Network: PBS, qubo
(2001)
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Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. TV Poster Image
age 12+
Informative docu uncovers family history and ancestry.
Network: PBS
(2012)
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