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The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give

DVD - 2019
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Starr Carter navigates the perilous waters between her poor, black neighborhood and her prestigious, mainly white private school. This all changes when she finds herself in the middle of racial activism after her best friend is shot by police officers, and she's forced to make a decision. Allow the media to skewer her friend to protect the status quo, or stand up and tell the truth in memory of Khalil?
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA :, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment,, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9786317536791
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Branch Call Number: DVD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (133 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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voisjoe1_0
Apr 02, 2021

A rare film dealing with white police brutality against young black men. See also "Do the Right Thing."

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misatim
Mar 17, 2021

a good film about a subject that has been going on for decades. However isn't it time that society changes so we don't need films like this to wake some people up?

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mlee_86
Nov 07, 2020

I was bawling at the end of the movie. Definitely relevant and worth the watch.

LPL_SarahM Sep 27, 2020

I loved this book so much, I was apprehensive about the movie-- nervous it wouldn't hold up. Nothing to worry about in that regard. I was particularly impressed by Amandla Stenberg's performance as Star. This is definitely not just a movie for teens and young adults, although if you have teens, it's a great film to watch with them.

IndyPL_AlexM Jun 29, 2020

Incredibly POWERFUL. I watched this for the first time just a few weeks ago. While I normally enjoy reading the book before watching a movie, I had not done so and was not sure what to expect. Yes, it is an incredibly heavy movie to watch, but I would recommend that everyone sees this movie at some point. It shares the story of an entire community (black men, women, AND children) dealing with police brutality, gang violence, and racism today. The end of the movie is not simply a reminder of how far we have to go, but a call for action and a demand for change.

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booksmile
Apr 11, 2020

Very real....I wish I could've felt like society was heading toward getting better by the end...movie didn't feel hopeless exactly, but very heavy

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movies02
Mar 13, 2020

True Today how life is for black folks. Read Official Negligence for more info, I am

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amyyliu
Dec 30, 2019

amazing story and very heart whelming

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richmole
Dec 28, 2019

Best intentions don't always make for the best of movies, and this one is no exception. Having said that...

There's a lot to really like here, especially the cast, and especially Amanda Stenberg as Starr, the pressured daughter and Russell Hornsby as her conflicted father.

The film is does best when it compares and contrasts Starr's two worlds: the white, "preppy" upper-middle class school that she attends and the downtrodden, black crime-infested neighbourhood where she lives. Early scenes are quite fascinating, especially--for a white viewer--the black neighbourhood party, whose party-goers could be aliens from a distant planet; the cultural/racial chasm is that deep and wide.

The Hate You Give is basically a no-win story although it's more hopeful than tragic as the story closes--but, of course, does not quite end. Life does go on. We all want a clear-cut winner-loser story, and we don't get it here. (Life's like that.) So the movie is discomfiting, which is probably what the screenwriters intended. For that reason, it's tough to like.

In spite of that: a box-office success.

LPL_TriciaK Nov 15, 2019

Really, truly, a must -see film. I was completely immersed in this story - partly because the plot is so compelling, but also because of the outstanding acting. Based on a recently published teen novel, this film addresses the serious racial issues in America today from the viewpoint of a 16-year old girl. The lead actress, Amandla Stenberg, is an amazing talent who manages to convey the complicated, conflicted experience of a teen whose heretofore successful code-switching and coping strategies break down when a close friend is killed by policemen, and she's the only witness.

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