Netflix Launches Black Lives Matter Collection To Highlight Stories About The Black Experience

Chris Edwards
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From ELLE

Netflix has launched a Black Lives Matter collection to highlight stories about the Black experience.

The collection consists of a wide range of movies, TV and documentaries, including the likes of Spike Lee's Da 5 Bloods (to be released on Friday, June 12), Ava DuVernay's 13th, Orange Is The New Black, Dear White People, Barry Jenkins' Oscar-winning Moonlight and many more.

On the UK version of Netflix, the collection is the first thing users see when they log into their account. Users then have the option to continue to the default homepage.

On the US version of the streaming service, users are greeted by a pop-up page that gives them the choice to view the collection or go straight to the homepage.

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"When we say ‘Black Lives Matter,’ we also mean ‘Black storytelling matters,'" Netflix said in statement on Twitter.

"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."

The collection can be accessed by searching for 'Black Lives Matter' on the main menu, while there's also a drop-down genre menu on the main movie and TV pages.

It's also accessible via the website link netflix.com/blacklivesmatter.

The streaming giant was one of the first entertainment companies to announce its support for the Black Lives Matter movement, releasing a statement on Twitter on May 30.

"To be silent is to be complicit. Black lives matter," read the company's tweet. "We have a platform, and we have a duty to our Black members, employees, creators and talent to speak up."

For more information on how you can support Black Lives Matter, please visit its official website or donate here. Readers can also donate to the UK anti-discrimination group Stand Up To Racism, and the Unite Families & Friends Campaign, which supports those affected by deaths in police, prison and psychiatric custody.


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