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Documentary. Excerpts from James Baldwin's writings and his unfinished manuscript 'Remember This House' recount the Civil Rights Movement and the history of racism in America.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of vulgar expressions and ethno-cultural slurs in historical and documentary contexts
  • Frequent depictions of and references to weapons and hand-to-hand violence, many in policing and civil unrest contexts – little blood, some detail; frequent depictions of corpses, some in a lynching context – some detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of weapons and hand-to-hand violence in a western context – brief breast nudity, little detail
  • Frequent depictions of tobacco use in a historical context

Thematic elements

  • Race relations in America
  • Activism and identity
  • The life of a public intellectual

Classification rationale

Rated PG for offensive language, violence, and mature subject matter in historical and documentary contexts

Classification date

February 14, 2017

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