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‘Just Mercy’ Will Be Free to Stream This Month to Promote Education on Race Issues

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by Eben Diskin Jun 3, 2020

In the wake of the George Floyd murder and the protest against police brutality, people are looking for new ways to educate themselves about race issues in the US. Warner Bros. is doing its part to make this education easier, making its 2019 civil rights drama Just Mercy free to stream on digital platforms this month. The movie will be available for free through the end of June on Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, FandangoNow, Google Play, YouTube, Vudu, and Redbox.

In a statement, Warner Bros. representatives said, “We believe in the power of story. Our film Just Mercy, based on the life work of civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson, is one resource we can humbly offer to those who are interested in learning more about the systemic racism that plagues our society. For the month of June, Just Mercy will be available to rent for free across digital platforms in the US. To actively be part of the change our country is so desperately seeking, we encourage you to learn more about our past and the countless injustices that have led us to where we are today.”

The movie tells the true story of Bryan Stevenson, a defense attorney played by Michael B. Jordan. In 1989, Stevenson appealed the wrongful murder conviction of Walter McMillan, an African American pulpwood worker from Alabama portrayed by Jamie Foxx.

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