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Malcom X

Starring: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, See more
Director: Spike Lee
Rated: PG-13
Year of Release: 1992
DVD Release Date: January 18, 2000

A controversial and charismatic black Muslim teacher, preacher, and activist, Malcom goes on a spiritual journey. He experiences adventures on the city's streets and in its dance halls with booze, drugs and easy women, falls under the influence of a street hustler, and becomes a numbers runner. For a while Malcom ends up in prison for petty burglary. This makes him reflect about his life, and he follows a Black Muslim leader to start his journey as a minister and activist for racial justice. After his pilgrimage to Mecca and more contemplation, he opens up to work with other civil rights leaders and even whites to create a better life for his people.

Ask Yourself:

- How did you feel when you observed Malcom acknowledging is weaknesses and mistakes?
- How and where in your life could you adopt this thinking and behavior to be able to learn from your mistakes?
- How would this make you feel?
- How would it affect your self-esteem?