Black lives matter, as does the onscreen stories that detail the Black experience. To highlight Black storytelling, Netflix has carefully curated TV shows and films that directly depict “the complex and layered stories about racial injustice and Blackness in America.”
The “More Than A Moment” catalog will include Ava DuVernay’s “13th” and “When They See Us,” “Mudbound,” “Orange Is The New Black,” and Oscar-winner “Moonlight,” reports Deadline. Spike Lee’s new film, “Da 5 Bloods,” set for release this Friday, June 12, will also be among the titles.
Strong Black Lead, the content arm of the streaming giant that focuses solely on its Black audience, tweeted the announcement on Wednesday.
When you log onto Netflix today, you will see a carefully curated list of titles that only begin to tell the complex and layered stories about racial injustice and Blackness in America. https://t.co/g8PtVdwYLU pic.twitter.com/DjLWnEcp30
— Strong Black Lead (@strongblacklead) June 10, 2020
Netflix UK & Ireland also shared a list of features that highlight racial injustice and Black narratives, both on the platform and other streaming services.
If you’re unsure where to start, we’ve compiled a list of powerful and complex stories about systemic racism and the black experience, both around the world and closer to home: pic.twitter.com/YCnkR2fG2n
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) June 10, 2020
The “More Than A Moment” curation is a direct response to the current social climate following the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. Netflix is among several companies sharing their position in regard to the Black Lives Matter movement.
“To be silent is to be complicit. Black lives matter,” Netflix tweeted as protests began to spread across the nation and internationally. “We have a platform, and we have a duty to our Black members, employees, creators and talent to speak up.”