The streaming service has recently added a new ‘Black Lives Matter’ category. The collection features tons of films and series that focus on racial injustice. Netflix has now made it more accessible to find TV shows, documentaries, and movies for us all to educate ourselves about racism, especially within America.
Many users spotted the new feature when they logged on to Netflix in the past 24 hours. Both on the web and on TV devices, subscribers can now see a collection of all the content available on Netflix that portrays stories about the injustice the black community suffers through daily. There’s plenty of titles for users to watch…
The collection includes Netflix Originals such as Orange Is The New Black, Dear White People, and When They See Us. Broadplay adaption American Son is also available, a film that focuses on a mother losing her son due to police brutality and racism. Other films also include Moonlight and 13th. Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods also drops on the streaming service tomorrow (June 12th). Starring Black Panther’s Chadwick Boseman, the film’s synopsis describes Da 5 Bloods as: ‘four African American vets battle the forces of man and nature when they return to Vietnam seeking the remains of their fallen squad leader and the gold fortune he helped them hide’. Add it to your list now.
Netflix released a statement on Twitter, announcing “When we say ‘Black Lives Matter,’ we also mean ‘Black storytelling matters,'”. The service has dedicated a genre to the cause. This means the Black Lives Matter collection can be accessed by searching the phrase or though the drop-down menu. Netflix continued to say that they had a commitment to systematic change. Their aim is to highlight ‘powerful and complex narratives about the Black experience’.
The platform has seen a surge in searches related to the BLM movement, so the new collection means users can choose content in a click. Netflix was one of the first to respond to the death of George Floyd, tweeting ‘To be silent is to be complicit. Black lives matter’. This also comes as the company has removed a number of series from the platform that includes racist depictions. Little Britain and Chris Lilley’s shows such as Angry Boys are just some that have been removed. Change is being made.
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