Audiovisual Material

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These are some non-texual sources, including documentaries, podcasts and short videos. Check out the "Databases" section of this guide to find video and audio databases which can be searched for more resources. If you have a Netflix subscription it can also be a great place to look for documentaries and educational mini-series.

These documentaries capture a wide range of topics from the prison industrial complex to the 1990’s New York ball scene.

Home Feeling: Struggle for a Community dir. Jennifer Hodge and Roger McTair (1983)

Ninth Floor dir. Mina Shum (2015)

The Skin We’re In dir. Charles Officer (2017)

Speakers for the Dead dir. David Sutherland and Jennifer Holness (2000)

We are the Roots dir. Jenna Bailey, Deborah Dobbins and David Este (2018)

Where I Belong dir. Arinze Eze (2007)


13th dir. Ava DuVernay (2016)

I am not your Negro dir. Raoul Peck (2016)

Paris is Burning dir. Jennie Livingston (1990)


These are short videos which talk about race and racism. The collections by Curio contain Canada specific short videos on the specified topic, there are explainers, short documentaries, and news clips.

#BLM How Can We Win? Kimberly Jones Powerful Speech Video Full Length Black Lives Matter  by CARJAM TV

The difference between being "not racist" and antiracist | Ibram X. Kendi by TED

Fighting Racism and Discrimination by Curio, Themed Video Collection

Policing in Canada by Curio, Themed Video Collection

Unpacking White Privilege and Prejudice by Red Table Talks (2019)


These are podcasts discussing Black lives, culture and history. Uncivil, White Lies and The Secret Life of Canada are focused on history, with the last being specifically Canadian history.

Black Tea by Frequency

Codeswitch by NPR

Party Lines by CBC

Seat at the Table by CBC

The Secret Life of Canada by CBC

The Telling of Stories: 2021 CBC Massey Lecturer Esi Edugyan in Ideas by CBC

Uncivil by Gimlet Media

White Lies by NPR

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