We believe in the power of story. #JustMercy is one resource we can offer to those who are interested in learning more about the systemic racism that plagues our society. For the month of June, #JustMercy will be available to rent for free on digital platforms in the US. @eji_org pic.twitter.com/3B2IHMNk7E— Just Mercy (@JustMercyFilm) June 2, 2020
June 2 (UPI) -- Just Mercy, a 2019 film about civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson, is available to stream for free during the month of June.
Warner Bros. said it is offering free rentals of the legal drama on digital platforms to encourage education about "systemic racism" in U.S. society.
"We believe in the power of story," the company said. "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."
Warner Bros. made the film available to stream for free following the death of George Floyd. Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died last week in Minneapolis, Minn., while being restrained by a police officer who knelt on his neck.
"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," the studio said.
"Thank you to the artists, storytellers and advocates who helped make this film happen. Watch with your family, friends and allies," the company added.