The Hate U Give


The Hate U Give is a 2018 film directed by George Tillman Jr with a screenplay by Audrey Wells.

The film is based on the 2017 debut novel of Angie Thomas – which has the same name.


Thomas was writing was intended to “expand readers’ understanding of the Black Lives Matter movement as well as difficulties faced by black Americans who are forced to code switch.” (Wikipedia)


Trailer Video



Manifestos can come in many forms. This is an example of a worldview that is expressed as both a book and a film – it’s showcasing how the world may be for some black people in the US.

From a manifesto viewpoint, it presents a call to action hinted at by the title – It’s ‘the hate you give’.

This is most evident in the final scenes of the movie where:

  • The lead character Starr addresses a face-off between rioters and police; and
  • As her family ‘rebuilds’ after the arrest of a lead character and the suggestion that anything can be achieved when a community comes together.


Related: The Black Panther 10 Point Program is mentioned several times in this movie.

Related: Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream speech

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