THE HATE U GIVE – Review by Roxana Hadadi

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The Hate U Give is an important film and a weighty film, one that raises questions about what we as a society will accept — from our community members, from our leaders, from the politicians who are supposed to represent us, from the police who are supposed to protect us. The movie, based on the novel by Angie Thomas, considers a tragedy that feels simultaneously ripped from the headlines and quite commonplace: the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer. The ways The Hate U Give examines how the effects of that act reverberate outward and upend a community are compelling and devastating, and this is a film that will inspire meaningful conversations between parents and teen viewers about its themes and its messages. Continue reading…

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Roxana Hadadi

Roxana Hadadi is a pop culture writer. She is a staff contributor for Pajiiba, Chesapeake Family, and Punch Drunk Critics, and has contributed to Bright Wall/Dark Room and The Washington Post Express. She is a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer-approved critic and a member of the Washington, DC Area Film Critics Association.