To date, the media has not stopped reporting on the developments in the case of the killing of African American man George Floyd at the hands of a police officer, and the complicity of three other officers by observing the crime in silence, without interfering to save his life, and from the history of slavery in the country to the controversy surrounding immigration to America, race has always been a very complex issue.

Describing the murder of Floyd in the New York Times, American journalist Herb Boyd wrote, "It seems that these tragic, horrific American stories endlessly, even just writing about them becomes a painful ordeal that reminds us repeatedly of the weakness of that black body and he says I cannot breathe."

In many of her films, American cinema addressed issues of race and racism towards African Americans, and the case of Floyd came to bring to our minds again films and documents produced in American cinema to tell stories of persecution in Uncle Sam's country.


Based on a true story, "Pride" tells the story of the African American swimmers team who faced prejudice, racism, poverty and constant prejudice against them in their pursuit of success.

The film, which was produced in 2007, begins with a question: Have you ever seen a person in real life treated unfairly without reason? What would you do if you felt discriminated against a friend or saw someone refrain from their goals based on their skin tone?

Hidden Figures

The film tells the true story of three African American women who worked for NASA in the 1950s and 1960s, and the film gives a realistic look at the racial tensions and disregard for the achievements of the three women in the era of civil rights advocacy, as well as many positive messages about integrity, persistence, and teamwork.

The movie revolves around mathematician Katherine Johnson and her colleagues Dorothy Vaughn and Mary Jackson, who are planning to launch the astronaut "John Glen", to become the first American to orbit the Earth in 1960.

And the children shall lead

"Driving Kids" - produced in 1985 - in Mississippi in the early 1960s revolves around an African American girl who, along with her white friends, is trying to alleviate growing ethnic tensions and tackle racism against African Americans.

The film directly and sensitively describes how the civil rights movement turned the American South upside down in the 1960s and was made directly and appealing to address the teenage audience, but at the same time it attracts the entire family to watch and debate on race and color issues.

The great debaters

The movie "The Great Viewers" 2007 is based on a true story about the debate instructor, Denzel Washington, who inspired students at The Welsh College in Texas - one of the oldest colleges devoted to black students - to form a team of them to debate other college students during the American Depression.

The team became a great debate, and its members were invited to participate in the first inter-ethnic debate in Oklahoma State in 1930.

The film explores social structures in Texas during the Great Depression, and the daily insults African Americans have suffered, which amounted to the death penalty without crime.

Hoop dreams

The documentary film "Dreams Hope" follows the life story of two young people: William Gates and Arthur Aje. African-American teenagers are trying to make great progress in the game of basketball. Harassment of them as a result of their African origin.

The film, produced in 1994, raises a number of issues related to the race, social and economic class, education and human values ​​that underpin the United States of America.