Warner Bros. has announced free streaming of Destin Daniel Cretton‘s 2019 movie Just Mercy throughout the month of June.
This comes amidst the ongoing anti-racism protests in the United States and beyond.
The movie is based on the book by civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson.
The story follows Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) and his efforts to free Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx) from death row after he was wrongfully convicted of murder.
In a statement on Tuesday, June 2, Warner Bros said:
“We believe in the power of story. Our film ‘Just Mercy,’ based on the life work of civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson, is one resource we can humbly offer to those who are interested in learning more about the systemic racism that plagues our society. For the month of June, ‘Just Mercy’ will be available to rent for free across digital platforms in the US.
“To actively be part of the change our country is so desperately seeking, we encourage you to learn more about our past and the countless injustices that have led us to where we are today. Thank you to the artists, storytellers and advocates who helped make this film happen. Watch with your family, friends and allies. For further information on Bryan Stevenson and his work at the Equal Justice Initiative please visit EJI.org.”