Hate U Give, The
The bestselling YA novel phenomenon hits the big screen, directed by George Tillman Jr. and with a commanding lead performance from Amandla Stenberg as an African-American teenager caught between black and white worlds. Starr Carter attends a prestigious prep school where the students are overwhelming white, but she herself lives in a poorer neighbourhood comprised primarily of people of colour. Starr is used to switching between these communities, but her feelings dramatically change when she witnesses the horrific fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer. Now Starr must stand up for what is right in the face of consequences that will upturn her world. Co-starring Regina Hall, Anthony Mackie, Common, Issa Rae and Algee Smith, and with urgent relevance to the world we live in today, THE HATE U GIVE is a vital viewing experience. Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what's right.