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Talk: Race in America, The

Alternative title
The Talk: Race in America
Synopsis
A conversation between parents of colour and their children about how to behave if they are ever stopped by the police is becoming increasingly common in homes and communities across the USA. In many households, "The Talk," as it is called, usually contains phrases like this: If you are stopped by the police: Always answer ‘yes sir, no sir’; never talk back; don’t make any sudden movements; don’t put your hands in your pockets...A diverse set of filmmakers speak to parents, children, family members, academics, police force members and community activists, to illustrate the issue from multiple points of view and bring the discussion out of the kitchens and living rooms and into the public sphere.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of production
2017
Subjects
Social Studies; American Studies
Keywords
police forces; race relations; USA; racial equality; racial stereotyping; 2000s

Credits

Director
Sam Pollard

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£16.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
120 minutes
Year
2018

Production Company

Name

PBS

Web
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Distributor

Name

Canny Store

Web
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Phone
01789 207440
Address
The Mansley Centre
Timothy’s Bridge Road
Stratford upon Avon
CV37 9NQ

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