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Malcolm X

[cert 15, 194 mins]

Biography of Malcolm X, the famous African American leader. Born Malcolm Little, his father was killed by the Ku Klux Klan. He became a gangster, and while in jail discovered the writings of Elijah Muhammad. Later, on pilgrimage to Mecca, he converts and becomes a Sunni Muslim, changing his name to El-Hajj Malik Al-Shabazz. He is later assassinated and dies a Muslim martyr.

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Director: Spike Lee

Starring: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Al Freeman Jnr

Level: AS, A2, GCSE

Subjects: Citizenship, History

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