Ended on 8/26/2010

NESHOBA: THE PRICE OF FREEDOM -  (unrated)

2010 - USA - English - 86 minutes - First Run Features

Directed by: Micki Dickoff & Tony Pagano

Featuring: Edgar Ray Killen


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In 1964, a mob of Klansmen murdered three civil rights workers in the small Mississippi county of Neshoba (a crime that came to be known as the "Mississippi Burning" murders). These young men, two Jews from New York and an African-American from Mississippi, were in the Deep South helping register African-American voters during what became known as "Freedom Summer." Although the Klansmen bragged about what they did, no one was held accountable until 2005, when the State indicted the mastermind of the
killings: Edgar Ray Killen, an 80-year-old Baptist preacher and notorious racist.

Neshoba: The Price of Freedom tells the story of these three American heroes and the Mississippi County still divided over the meaning of justice 40 years after their murders. The film takes an unflinching look at ordinary citizens struggling to find peace with their town's violent,
racist past in today's America.

"Potent....riveting."
-Dennis Harvey, Variety

"Masterful."
-Ernest Hardy, LA Weekly




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Posted by : Liza Date Added: 6/8/2010 1:44:10 AMreport this post 
When can it be seen on DVD?? though I live in Europe....
The documentary sounds very interesting, and I am glad that people do not give up and contiue to struggle for justice, there are so many people affected to this story, family members still alive waiting for justice to be served/heard. And, we all have to learn something from this.

Posted by : Gerarda Date Added: 7/29/2010 4:36:53 PMreport this post 
Excellent Movie...tells the story of a dark period in American history in a masterful way. Should be seen by everyone.

Posted by : PDK, Esq. Date Added: 8/15/2010 10:33:04 AMreport this post 
This film is a testament to the victims as much as it is to the skill and tenacity of the filmmaker, Micki Dickoff. She dares to show not only the shame of the murders, but today's Neshoma, and the families of the victims and the murderers who went unpunished for over forty years. Most of them are still unprosecuted. She obtained access and interviews the defiant and narcissistic ringleader who is at the time of the filming going on trial for the murders, and he is seen for what he is, in situ. In so doing, Dickoff forsakes the easy film, which would have joined us in condemning them, and instead asks us to consider our world, where they can still walk free, without blame...and with pride and hubris. The result is a film that asks each of us how we perpetuate racism on a daily basis. A MUST SEE for any anyone with a conscience. No, I do not know anyone associated with the film...I just went to see it last night...and was deeply moved.

Posted by : Marianela Date Added: 1/5/2012 9:25:24 PMreport this post 
Vermont is interesting in terms of it's lack of gun laws. Wikipedia:Vermont has very few gun cootrnl laws. Gun dealers are required to keep a record of all handgun sales. It is illegal to carry a gun on school property or in a courthouse. State law preempts local governments from regulating the possession, ownership, transfer, carrying, registration or licensing of firearms.[292]The term Vermont Carry is used by gun rights advocates to refer to allowing citizens to carry a firearm concealed or openly without any sort of permit requirement. Vermont law does not distinguish between residents and non-residents of the state; both have the same right to carry while in Vermont.The Vermont constitution of 1793, based partly on the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, guarantees certain freedoms and rights to the citizens: That the people have a right to bear arms for the defence of themselves and the State — and as standing armies in time of peace are dangerous to liberty, they ought not to be kept up; and that the military should be kept under strict subordination to and governed by the civil power. [293]Note: The Federal Gun Free School Zone Act of 1995 severely limits where an unlicensed person may carry.

Posted by : Karess Date Added: 12/1/2012 4:13:04 PMreport this post 
You really found a way to make this whole porcses easier.

     Total Comments:  5   Lowest vote: 3  Highest vote: 5
Average Score: 3.8 out of 5
 

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