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BLACK LIVES MATTER

What to know: Deeply moving film about the movement to fight back against racism.
BLACK LIVES MATTER is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 9-18
7 minutes
VIDEO
RYDER KOLL-BRAVMANN
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Black Lives Matter is a deeply moving film! By hearing different experiences from the interviewees, I learned more about the movement as each expressed their own way to fight back against racism and violence.

This student-produced documentary profiles three people, two African-American and one Latinx, that share their perspectives and experiences about the movement that was initiated by the murder of George Floyd in the spring of 2020. Using social media and attending peaceful protests allowed the interviewees to participate in this big historical moment.

I really like the specific and personal descriptions of how the interviewees feel. Each person had different experiences and emotions that range from fear to motivation to taking action. By combining the faces of the interviewees with images from social and news media, the audience is drawn into the emotions of their experiences. The background music is beautiful and creates a somber and moving vibe. The interviewer is off-camera, so the viewpoint of the film is determined by the director who highlights the most interesting parts of the interviews. The production value is pretty good, although the zoom interviews are not well framed or lit. Also, the audio levels jump all over the place - very high at some points an d very low at others.

The message I took away from this is that we all have to stand up for what's right in any way we can. This film made me want to learn more about the Black Lives Matter movement and other important movements in our history. My favorite parts of the film are the diverse points of view of the interviewees.

I give Black Lives Matter 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 9 to 18, plus adults. This is an important film for all families to see to learn about an important moment in our modern times. Reviewed by Nyara A., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic

Black Lives Matter is a deeply moving film! By hearing different experiences from the interviewees, I learned more about the movement as each expressed their own way to fight back against racism and violence.

This student-produced documentary profiles three people, two African-American and one Latinx, that share their perspectives and experiences about the movement that was initiated by the murder of George Floyd in the spring of 2020. Using social media and attending peaceful protests allowed the interviewees to participate in this big historical moment.

I really like the specific and personal descriptions of how the interviewees feel. Each person had different experiences and emotions that range from fear to motivation to taking action. By combining the faces of the interviewees with images from social and news media, the audience is drawn into the emotions of their experiences. The background music is beautiful and creates a somber and moving vibe. The interviewer is off-camera, so the viewpoint of the film is determined by the director who highlights the most interesting parts of the interviews. The production value is pretty good, although the zoom interviews are not well framed or lit. Also, the audio levels jump all over the place - very high at some points an d very low at others.

The message I took away from this is that we all have to stand up for what's right in any way we can. This film made me want to learn more about the Black Lives Matter movement and other important movements in our history. My favorite parts of the film are the diverse points of view of the interviewees.

I give Black Lives Matter 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 9 to 18, plus adults. This is an important film for all families to see to learn about an important moment in our modern times. Reviewed by Nyara A., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic

A short documentary summarizing the protests that followed the murder of George Floyd and the effects of the BLM movement on a certain high school in Los Angeles.
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