According to the Brookings Institute, nearly three-quarters of murders classified as domestic terrorism between 2012-2021 were committed by right-wing extremists, most of whom were white nationalists. Even while states enact legislation that restricts the ability to have honest discussions about race, anti-racist education becomes more important by the day. Here at Women Make Movies, we encourage educators, activists, organizers, and corporations to use documentary films in their anti-racist education and implicit bias training.
By telling personal stories and documenting lived experiences, film has the power to challenge ideas, create empathy and understanding, and inspire action.
We’d like to bring your attention to a selection of films that are important resources for this moment.