Short videos, documentaries, and major motion pictures to help educate about housing discrimination, segregation, and the people working to correct these social and economic wrongs. Also, please visit the videos section of the page for additional videos produced by NAR highlighting our advocacy efforts and legal guidance on fair housing.

Segregated by Design

The official short film version of Richard Rothstein’s Groundbreaking “The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America.”

Watch Segregated by Design at

Learn more at

Home: Access Denied

In a new documentary co-created by the Greater Rochester Association of REALTORS®, a young activist-filmmaker states that historic housing discrimination is “a history we were not taught, but it’s a history we deserve to know.” It was that same spirit of inquiry and enlightenment that spurred the local REALTORS® to co-produce the 20-minute video resource in partnership with its community partner, the Antiracist Curriculum Project (ACP).  The compelling and accessible content, told through the personal stories of two present-day local families, will be used in various settings throughout the community to explain the ongoing impact of redlining and racially restrictive covenants. A Fair Housing Grant from the REALTOR® Party helped make it possible.

Watch the documentary

Learn more: Greater Rochester Association of REALTORS® Produces Video on Local History and Continued Impact of Discriminatory Real Estate Practices

Gaining Ground: The Fight for Black Land

"In just a few decades after the end of enslavement, Black Americans were able to amass millions of acres of farmland. Today approximately 90% of that land is no longer in Black hands. Various factors have been employed to take Black land including violence, eminent domain and government discrimination. But it is a little-known issue, Heirs’ Property which has had a devastating effect on Black land ownership. Gaining Ground: The Fight for Black Land from Emmy Nominated Director Eternal Polk examines the causes, effects, and what is being done to fight the exploitation of this law and how landowners are reclaiming their agricultural legacy and creating paths to generational wealth."

Learn more and watch the trailer at

Housing Discrimination: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) (32 minutes)

John Oliver breaks down the long history of housing discrimination in the U.S., the damage it’s done, and what we might do about it.

How Property Law Is Used to Appropriate Black Land (22 minutes)

Vice News: As the U.S. continues to grapple with its history of racial discrimination, VICE's Alzo Slade explores the vulnerability of black landowners in the South.

The Disturbing History of the Suburbs | Adam Ruins Everything (6 minutes)

Redlining: the racist housing policy from the Jim Crow era that still affects us today.

Why Cities Are Still So Segregated | Let’s Talk | NPR (6 minutes)

In 1968, Congress passed the Fair Housing Act that made it illegal to discriminate in housing. Gene Demby of NPR’s Code Switch explains why neighborhoods are still so segregated today.

America Divided: A House Divided (44 minutes)

Norman Lear explores the housing divide in New York City, where he is confronted by one of the nation’s starkest images of inequality: a record number of homeless people living in the shadows of luxury skyscrapers filled with apartments purposely being kept empty. The creator of “All in the Family,” “Good Times” and “The Jeffersons” speaks with tenants, realtors, homeless people, housing activists, landlords and city officials — investigating the Big Apple’s affordability crisis, hedge fund speculation on residential housing, and a legacy of racist discrimination that still persists today.

A Matter of Place (27 minutes)

Connecting past struggles for fair housing to contemporary incidents of housing bias based on race, sexual orientation, disability, and source of income, the film presents three stories of people who faced housing discrimination in present-day New York City. They poignantly describe the injuries inflicted on them during these incidents, as well as their resolve to fight for justice.

A MATTER OF PLACE from Fred Freiberg on Vimeo.

Seven Days Documentary | 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act (9 minutes)

When a single gunshot rings out at a Memphis motel, civil unrest breaks out across the country. President Johnson, long frustrated by his inability to improve housing conditions for people of color, scrambles to use the crisis to push a fair housing bill through a reluctant Congress. With few days to spare and many arms to twist, he and two young Senators – Edward Brooke and Walter Mondale –  attempt to pass the bill before the slain civil rights leader is laid to rest. The Fair Housing Act was ultimately passed just seven days after Dr. Martin Luther King’s untimely death. Produced by the National Fair Housing Alliance in collaboration with Nationwide, this short film reminds us of the backdrop that led to the passage of this landmark civil rights law and its deep significance, and compels us all to complete the unfinished work of the Act.

Featured Film: The Banker (Trailer)

In the 1960s, two entrepreneurs (Anthony Mackie and Samuel L. Jackson) hatch an ingenious business plan to fight for housing integration—and equal access to the American Dream. Nicholas Hoult and Nia Long co-star in this drama inspired by true events.

Watch the entire movie on Apple TV+. Free for 7 days, then $4.99 a month.


Fair Housing Month Toolkit

Download social media graphics, web graphics, and an email header and use them on your channels to show support for Homeownership Month.