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The Hate U Give

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From the book of the same name, this is sort of the little movie that could.  It doesn't have the edge of a Spike Lee joint, but it mines some of the same territory. Well acted.  Well directed and well written (actually the screenwriter died before the film opened). https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5580266/?ref_=nv_sr_1

The film tackles racism, police brutality, gang life, "the talk," code switching, black slang, inter-racial romance, love and infidelity, the failure of Grand Juries to indict white cops who kill unarmed black teens, the Black Panthers, the influence of Tupac, drug selling by young black men resulting in high incarceration rates and more.

And it has a soundtrack right on point.  And it exhibits a plethora of black hair styles.

BTW, there's so much Nike gear in this film, it's practically a character in the picture.

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Exactly a movie I would see with my daughter if she hadn’t grown up and found better things to do. We have loved Amandla’s previous work.

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