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Great African-American Experience Movies

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'A Raisin in the Sun' (2008)

Thoughtful, play-based drama examines racism.

Age: 12+

What Parents Should Know: Parents need to know that this movie, which is based on the landmark play by Lorraine Hansberry, deals with racism in a very honest, often painful way. Mature topics and themes include abortion and poverty; one African-American character demeans himself by playing into white stereotypes of African-Americans and uses the "N" word, but it's understandable within the context of the story. The central family members don't always agree, but in the end they're all working for a better life. Aside from the complex subject matter, the movie has very little iffy content, making it an excellent choice for watching with older tweens and teens. —Common Sense Media (Photo: Sony Pictures Television)

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