Watch Civil Rights Movie ‘Just Mercy’ For Free All Month
Tons of people are looking for ways to educate themselves on systematic racism, and looking for books, movies, podcasts, articles and content to consume to do that.
Warner Bros. studio is making the civil rights movie Just Mercy available to stream for free in the month of June.
The studio says they're making the movie available on digital platforms to encourage education about systemic racism in the U.S.:
"We believe in the power of story. Our film Just Mercy, based on the life work of civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson, is one resource we can humbly offer to those who are interested in learning more about the systemic racism that plagues our society."
Michael B. Jordan stars as Bryan Stevenson, who fights for a man (played by Jamie Foxx) wrongly accused of murder. The movie was released in theaters last December, and I can honestly say I don't remember hearing about it. I'm not a huge movie buff, but I would've totally seen this if I'd heard about it.
My Grandpa spent the second half of his life as a private investigator and helped free wrongly-convicted people, so wrongfully incarcerated people is something I've grown up around, always been aware of, and want to learn more about.
I can't wait to watch this movie and get educated a little bit more. I'm trying to be a sponge and soak up as much information as possible. Adding this to my weekend watch list!