Racial tensions arise with ‘The Hate U Give’ coming out in theatres on October 19.
What: The Hate U Give
When: October 19, 2018
In light of the powerful #BlackLivesMatter movement, ‘The Hate U Give’ highlights the prevalent issue of racial discrimination in modern society.
Details About The Hate U Give
‘The Hate U Give’ is based on the bestselling novel of the same by Angie Thomas, which talks about racism and police brutality through the eyes of a 16-year old girl.
The movie, directed by George Tillman Jr., follows Star Carter, who spends her day switching between her black neighborhood and elite high school. After a white cop shoots her childhood best friend, she soon decides to fight against white supremacy.
The film stars Amanda Stenberg, Common, KJ Apa, Issa Rae, Regina Hall, and more.
The Synopsis Of The Hate U Give
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Star Carter is exposed two contrasting worlds: the poor (mostly black) neighborhood where she lives and the rich (mostly white) prep school she attends.
Her world starts crumbling down after Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her best friend, Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Due to the pressures from all the sides of her community, Starr decides to use her voice, stand up for what’s right, and become an activist.
Meet The Talented Cast Ensemble
Amandla Stenberg as Starr Carter
Starr Carter is a young girl who witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend by a police officer.
Regina Hall as Lisa Carter
Lisa is Starr’s mother
Russell Hornsby as Maverick Carter
Maverick is Starr’s tough but fair father.
Common as Uncle Carlos Carter
Carlos is Lisa’s brother and a police officer.
Lamar Johnson as Seven Carter
Seven is Starr’s older half-brother.
TJ Wright as Sekani Carter
Sekani is Starr’s younger brother.
Issa Rae as April Ofrah
April an activist that helps Starr find her voice and speak up.
KJ Apa as Chris
Chris is Starr’s well-meaning boyfriend.
Sabrina Carpenter as Hailey
Hailey is one of Starr’s friends from her prep school.
Anthony Mackie as King
King is a local drug dealer and Kenya’s father.
Algee Smith as Khalil
Khalil is Starr’s childhood best friend who gets fatally shot by a cop.
Dominique Fishback as Kenya
Kenya is Seven’s half-sister.
Megan Lawless as Maya
Maya is one of Starr’s friends from her prep school.
‘The Hate U Give’ hit the theatres on October 19th.