CAPA College stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter  


Over the past two weeks, staff and students at CAPA College have spent time reflecting, listening and learning in light of global events and the Black Lives Matter movement. To all of our black students, colleagues, alumni, artists, audiences and community – we see you, we hear you and we are with you. We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. 


We have had a multitude of open discussions with students in classes and tutorialsallowing both staff and students the opportunity the share their thoughts and feelings about Black Lives Matter. The compassion and bravery of our students has been incredible, and their input has been essential in planning how we can, should and will respond.  


We continue to put equality and accessibility to outstanding arts education at the heart of what we do but will strive to do more through our work to challenge racial injustices and amplify marginalised voices. As a starting point, CAPA College students discussed and shared their favourite books, films, TV shows and podcasts that highlight black history and the black experience today. There is more to do, and we acknowledge that this work is both ongoing and essentialFor now, CAPA College greatly encourages our readers to listen, learn and spread the message that Black Lives Matter. 


Find ways to help Black Lives Matter here: 




TV Shows: 

  • When They See Us –2019, Created by Ava DuVernay 
  • The Hate You Give – 2018, Directed by George Tillman Jr. 
  • Atlanta –2016, Created by Donald Glover 
  • American Son –2019, Directed by Kenny Leon 
  • 13th – 2016, Directed by Ava DuVernay  



  • BlacKKKlansman – 2018, Directed by Spike Lee 
  • Get Out – 2017, Directed by Jordan Peele 
  • The Help – 2011, Directed by Tate Taylor 
  • 12 Years a Slave – 2014, Directed by Steve McQueen 
  • Just Mercy – 2019, Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton 
  • Detroit – 2017, Directed by Kathryn Bigelow 



  • To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee 
  • The Colour Purple – Alice Walker 
  • The Bluest Eye- Toni Morrison 
  • Noughts & Crosses – Malorie Blackman 


Books (non-fiction): 

  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou 
  • Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race – Reni Eddo-Lodge 
  • White Fragility – Robin Diangelo 
  • How to be an Antiracist – Ibram X. Kendi 
  • So You Want to Talk About Race – Ijeoma Oluo 



  • The Diversity Gap 
  • About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge 
  • 1619a Podcast from The New York Times