The impact of police brutality on the Black community is highlighted in the 2018 movie, The Hate U Give. This week it was announced that the film will now stream for free on all digital platforms. This comes as more and more people are looking to educate themselves about the treatment of Black people in light of current events

“Our story is a reminder to never be afraid to raise our voice in the name of justice,” director George Tillman Jr. tweeted Tuesday. “We must stand up for what we believe. The time for change is now!”

 

Currently, The Hate U Give is available to stream for free on all digital platforms including YouTube, iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play and Vudu. The movie is also available to purchase at a discount (3.99) as well. 

According to the film’s description, Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer.  Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right. The Hate U Give is based on the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller by Angie Thomas and stars Amandla Stenberg as Starr, with Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Issa Rae, KJ Apa, Algee Smith, Sabrina Carpenter, Common and Anthony Mackie.

—Jennifer Swartvagher

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