Black Boys

(Black Boys)

How do black children, adolescents and men grow up and live in the United States? This polyphonic statement "from within" touches the boundaries of racial prejudice and provides an understandable context for the Black Lives Matter movement.

Many black boys grow up without a father, in an environment of poverty and stigmatisation, which prevents them from spreading their wings from an early age. When they grow up, they three times are more likely to end up behind bars or as victims of police shooting. Their children too grow up without a father, and the vicious cycle continues. Much of the blame lies with the prejudices that permeate key institutions, starting with kindergartens and schools. The film presents a vivid portrait of the experience with these institutions and, through personal stories and informed commentary, gives a voice to a wide range of people who know prejudice first-hand, from top athletes to teachers and students, to parents and children trying to break out of this vicious cycle.

Impact

The issue of systemic racism in the United States is addressed in the documentary Black Boys. But the filmmakers want to go beyond a mere audio-visual enterprise. Through the Frontlines of Justice educational platform, they encourage students who are unhappy with the education they receive, or their parents, not to remain silent, so that the prospects in life for African Americans can amount to more than just a sports career, or worse, prison. Education and justice for all is the focus of the campaign.

About the film

Director: Sonia Lowman
USA
2020 | 90 min.

Language: English

Subtitles: Czech, English
In the case of outdoor and indoor screenings, the films are shown only with Czech subtitles.

Czech premiere

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Category

Panorama

Director

Sonia Lowman

Filmography
2020 - Black Boys
2020 - War & Grace
2017 - Teach Us All

Sonia Lowman

Screenings

17. 05. 14:00 Jeden svět živě: Stream
CSL Interpretation
DiscussionKryštof Kozák, political scientist, FSV UK

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