Netflix's New Black Lives Matter Playlist Has Launched, Focused On Black American Lives
The streaming giant has a new Black Lives Matter playlist, with a focus on stories of Black America.
Netflix has launched a new Black Lives Matter playlist in the wake of the murder of George Floyd. The list, which is available to all subscribers globally, focuses on Black storytelling.
In a statement on Twitter, Netflix said that it is "highlighting powerful and complex narratives about the Black experience." The list includes many Netflix originals, such as Mudbound, Barry (the Obama biopic), Rodney King, 13th, When They See Us, and Trigger Warning with Killer Mike.
Netflix has also released some documentary titles for free on YouTube, including Zion, Strong Island, and the Academy Award nominated 13th.
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.
There are some shortcomings, though--the list is focused entirely on American narratives. Accessing the list here in Australia, you're greeted with a thin 42 titles--none of which feature Indigenous Australians. It's an unfortunate oversight on what is otherwise a good initiative.
GameSpot stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.
GameSpot has officially kicked off Play For All--a celebration of all things gaming. Join us as we bring you the summer's hottest news, previews, interviews, features, and videos, as well as raise money for COVID-19 relief efforts and Black Lives Matter with the help of our friends from around the gaming world. Check out the Play For All schedule for more.