During the past few months we have seen tragedy after tragedy of injustices going on in the country with black men and women losing their lives and their murderers getting away unscathed because they are officers of the law or have connections to the system.
We have lost so many including Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Aubery, and as of last week George Floyd. This continued abuse of power has sparked outrage and has people coming out to protest all over the world and call out the systematic racism that keeps allowing these incidents to happen time and time again.
In solidarity with #BlackOutTuesday, Warner Brothers has made their film, Just Mercy, available to stream for free for the month of June.
We believe in the power of story. #JustMercy is one resource we can offer to those who are interested in learning more about the systemic racism that plagues our society. For the month of June, #JustMercy will be available to rent for free on digital platforms in the US. @eji_org pic.twitter.com/3B2IHMNk7E— Just Mercy (@JustMercyFilm) June 2, 2020
The movie, starring Jamie Foxx, Michael B. Jordan, and Brie Lawson, is a true story about a lawyer that is helping defend Walter McMillian, who was falsely accused of murdering a white woman. See the full synopsis below:
Just Mercy” is based on the powerful and thought-provoking true story of young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice. After graduating from Harvard, Bryan had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or who were not afforded proper representation, with the support of local advocate Eva Ansley (Larson). One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian (Foxx), who, in 1987, was sentenced to die for the notorious murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite a preponderance of evidence proving his innocence and the fact that the main testimony against him came from a criminal with a motive to lie. In the years that follow, Bryan becomes embroiled in a labyrinth of legal and political maneuverings, as well as overt and unabashed racism as he fights for Walter, and others like him, with the odds—and the system—stacked against them.
You can stream this on Google Play, Vude, Apple TV, and more. For the full list of all available platforms, click here.