Black Lives Matter: Netflix Launches BLM Section To Highlight Stories About The Black Experience
12 June 2020, 11:04
Netflix has launched a Black Lives Matter section on its streaming site to ‘highlight powerful narratives’, with a wide list of TV shows, films and documentaries available.
The streaming service announced it would be adding the section, in a statement on Twitter.
It read: “When we say ‘Black Lives Matter,’ we also mean ‘Black storytelling matters.’
“With an understanding that our commitment to true, systematic change will take time - we’re starting by highlighting powerful and complex narratives about the Black experience.”
When we say “Black Lives Matter,” we also mean “Black storytelling matters.”— Netflix (@netflix) June 10, 2020
With an understanding that our commitment to true, systemic change will take time – we're starting by highlighting powerful and complex narratives about the Black experience.
They added a screenshot of what the area looks like on their streaming site, adding: “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.”
There are a number of movies, TV shows and documentaries available in the collection including powerful documentary When They See Us, Michelle Obama’s Becoming, Orange is the new Black, Time: The Kalief Browder Story and 13th.
It can be accessed by searching for ‘Black Lives Matter’ on the main menu search, or the drop-down genre menu on the main movie and TV show pages.
To be silent is to be complicit.— Netflix (@netflix) May 30, 2020
Black lives matter.
We have a platform, and we have a duty to our Black members, employees, creators and talent to speak up.
Netflix were one of the first entertainment companies to speak up about the BLM movement after they put out a statement on Twitter on May 30 - just five days after the tragic killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
They wrote: “To be silent is to be complicit. Black lives matter.
“We have a platform, and we have a duty to our Black members, employees, creators and talent to speak up."