UNDERSTANDING “THE TALK” WITH THE HATE U GIVE

A DIFFICULT RIGHT OF PASSAGE FOR MILLIONS OF AMERICANS

The Hate U Give is a raw reflection of a reality that many people never see. The film has won praise and acclaim for its honesty – and equally importantly, its inclusion of “The Talk.”

The Talk, as it is commonly known, is a discussion that many black parents have with their children about how to avoid potential harm in an encounter with law enforcement.

Watch this exclusive clip to hear the cast and creator of The Hate U Give talk about their experience with The Talk, why it’s still necessary today, and the importance of bringing this experience to mainstream cinema.

HOPE FOR THE BEST, PREPARE FOR THE WORST

This is the reality facing Maverick Carter (Russell Hornsby) as he sits down to address the topic of police violence with his young children in the opening scene of The Hate U Give.

It is also the reality for many of the people watching the film, depicted for the first time in a real, visceral way in a movie written and directed by those affected.

The film tackles difficult issues without sugar-coating, over-dramatization, or easy answers that don’t ring true. Whether you identify strongly with the Carter family or want to step outside of your own experience, The Hate U Give is a must-watch modern drama.

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