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The Hate U Give | Speak your truth

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Amandla Stenberg as Starr, and Algee Smith in a scene from The Hate U Give.

Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, predominantly black neighbourhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The disconnect between Starr's worlds, and the versions of herself she presents in each world, is forever changed when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood friend Khalil Harris (Algee Smith) at the hands of a white police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what's right. The Hate U Give tackles serious issues of racism and police violence with unflinching honesty and is based on the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller by Angie Thomas. The film stars Amandla Stenberg as Starr, with Russell Hornsby, Regina Hall, Academy Award winner Common, Anthony Mackie, and Issa Rae.