Friday, March 13, 2009
Class Three: Other Films Dealing with Racial Prejudice
There are many well-known films dealing with racial prejudice. Two recent popular titles are Gran Torino and Remember the Titans.
Classic film dramas In The Heat of the Night and To Kill A Mockingbird both won numerous Academy Awards, as did the comedy Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. All three of those dealt with racism toward a black man. In fact, it was the same black actor in Heat and Dinner - Sir Sidney Poitier.
Another famous flick, Gentleman's Agreement, exposed anti-Semitism.
I discovered several sites which have listed films about racial prejudice:
Internet Movie Database
YWCA Racial Justice Film Series
What films have you seen that deal with prejudice based on race?