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Born on the Fourth of July Movie Poster Image
age 17+
Unflinching, violent story of Vietnam vet turned activist.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1989)
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The Most Hated Woman in America Movie Poster Image
age 17+
Abrasive activist fights prayer; cursing and violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Guerrilla TV Poster Image
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age 17+
Convoluted story set during '70s Black Power movement.
Network: Showtime
(2017)
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Dear White People TV Poster Image
age 17+
College is complicated in series on race, sex, activism.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
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Song of Solomon Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Brilliant but mature classic explores racism, gender, power.
By Toni Morrison
(1977)
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How to Survive a Plague Movie Poster Image
age 16+
Moving doc follows AIDS scourge and history of gay activism.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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E-Team Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Wartime docu can be grim but possibly inspiring to teens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson Movie Poster Image
age 16+
Compelling docu traces decades-old LGBTQ fight for justice.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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The House I Live In Movie Poster Image
age 16+
Powerful film takes aim at the U.S. War on Drugs.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Whose Streets? Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Riveting docu on racial politics has violence, swearing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Grass Is Greener Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Provocative docu about marijuana has language, drug use.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Trial by Fire Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Injustice is served in true crime tale; violence, profanity.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2019)
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Sarafina! Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Sobering musical about apartheid includes brutal violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1992)
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When We Rise TV Poster Image
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age 15+
History of the gay rights movement in docu-drama style.
Network: ABC
(2017)
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I Am Alfonso Jones Book Poster Image
age 14+
Powerful graphic novel explores police brutality.
By Tony Medina
(2017)
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Girls Resist!: A Guide to Activism, Leadership, and Starting a Revolution Book Poster Image
age 14+
Empowering practical guide to becoming a social activist.
By Kaelyn Rich
(2018)
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X: A Novel Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Thrilling and tragic novel about Malcolm X's troubled youth.
By Ilyasah Shabazz, Kekla Magoon
(2016)
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The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Docu focuses on activist's passion for open access to info.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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This Changes Everything Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Riveting climate-change docu encourages grassroots action.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Whale Wars TV Poster Image
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age 14+
The intense reality of extreme conservation work.
Network: Animal Planet
(2008)
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