Netflix Launches ‘Black Lives Matter’ Collection of Movies and Shows

June 10, 2020

    Netflix is launching a “Black Lives Matter” collection that will highlight movies, shows and documentaries about the experience of black Americans.

    The collection, which comes after weeks of protests around the country ignited by the death of George Floyd, will feature titles including “13th,” “Orange Is the New Black,” “Moonlight” and Spike Lee’s new film “Da 5 Bloods,” which will be released this Friday, reports Variety.

    “When we say ‘Black Lives Matter,’ we also mean ‘Black storytelling matters,’” the streaming platform wrote in a tweet on Wednesday.

    They added: “With an understanding that our commitment to true, systemic change will take time – we're starting by highlighting powerful and complex narratives about the Black experience.”

    The collection was first unveiled to users on Wednesday as a popup screen that displays upon login.

    It can also be accessed through the platform’s main menu, by searching “Black Lives Matter,” or at this page on the Netflix site. It can also be found on the “Genre” drop-down list under both the TV and movie homescreens.

    Last week, Netflix was among several media companies releasing public statements about racism in the country.

    “To be silent is to be complicit,” Netflix said in a tweet on May 30. “Black lives matter.”

    “We have a platform, and we have a duty to our Black members, employees, creators and talent to speak up,” the post continued.

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