Issues of race and prejudices are never as simple as black and white.Oscar-winning Best Picture "Crash" (2004) effectively strips barethe many layersof cultural and racial divisionswithin Los Angeles via several interweaving stories about loss and atonement. Paul Haggis superbly directs many of Hollywood's elite, including Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle and Matt Dillon, in this film that touches the heartyetshatters the soul as it examines a society divided. Two heavily flawed people fall in love despite racialand societal barriers in "Monster's Ball" (2001) starring Billy Bob Thornton as a racist prison guard, and Halle Barry as the wife of the last man he executed. This complex film addresses questions of love, family and the resilience of the humanspirit. For her work in "Ball," Berry earned a historical Academy Award as the first African-American to win Best Actress. With this 2-disc "Oscar Gift Set," enjoy these powerful films that boldly and beautifully approach racial issues.