• Director(s)

    Roger Ross Williams

  • Production Year

    2023

  • Release date

    10/11/2023

  • Genre(s)

    Documentary

  • Approx. running minutes

    92m

  • Cast

    Angela Davis, Ibram X. Kendi, Alexa Rachelle Jennings

Film

Stamped From The Beginning

racism, strong violence, sexual violence references, language

Interviews and dramatic reconstructions weave together the story of the origins of anti-Black racism in the US and its impact on society in this hard-hitting US documentary, with upsetting video footage of real violence.

Interviews and dramatic reconstructions weave together the story of the origins of anti-Black racism in the US and its impact on society in this hard-hitting US documentary, with upsetting video footage of real violence.

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violence

threat and horror

language

discrimination

drugs

sexual violence and sexual threat

sex

suicide

  • Director(s)

    Roger Ross Williams

  • Production Year

    2023

  • Release date

    10/11/2023

  • Genre(s)

    Documentary

  • Approx. running minutes

    92m

  • Cast

    Angela Davis, Ibram X. Kendi, Alexa Rachelle Jennings

racism, strong violence, sexual violence references, language
Classified Date:
31/10/2023
Version:
2D
Use:
Cinema
Distributor:
Netflix International B.V.
violence
There are photographs and archive footage of real violence directed at African-Americans. This includes upsetting montages depicting police brutality against Black people, including beatings, chokings and people being hurled to the ground. There are depictions of the consequences of racist violence, such as photographs of Black people hanged in the aftermath of racist lynchings.
threat and horror
A montage of clips taken from films contain moderate gun threat.
language
Occasional strong language ('f**k', 'motherf**ker') occurs, as well as moderate bad language ('bitch'), the middle finger gesture and milder terms such as ‘shit’, ‘piss’ and ‘hell’.
discrimination
This documentary features a racism theme. There are frequent references to racist attitudes towards Black people, including modern-day footage of White supremacists standing next to a burning cross as a form of intimidation. Racism is strongly condemned by the work as a whole and there is a focus on exposing and challenging racist ideas. There is use of racial language ('negro') within a historical context, as well as reclaimed use of 'n***a'.
drugs
Clips taken from films contain visual references to dealing Class A drugs, as well as brief scenes of cannabis smoking.
sexual violence and sexual threat
Occasional references are made to sexual violence towards Black women, including historical references to enslaved African women being routinely sexually assaulted by White slave-owners. This is accompanied by clips from films and a dramatic animated reconstruction depicting sexual threat. Drawings of topless Black women are shown within the historical context of the presentation of Black women as ‘hypersexual’. There are also references to sexual harassment cases in the United States and obtaining justice for sexual violence survivors.
  • Classified date

    31/10/2023

  • Language

    English