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Freedom Song (2000)

TV-14 | | Drama | TV Movie 27 February 2000
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A tale about a young man's bout in the 1960's in Mississippi before Blacks were allowed to vote and did sit ins at White establishments. The harrowing ordeals people wanting the same opportunities had to go through.
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A tale about a young man's bout in the 1960's in Mississippi before Blacks were allowed to vote and did sit ins at White establishments. The harrowing ordeals people wanting the same opportunities had to go through.

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A Father, a Son and a Movement that would Change America Forever. See more »

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Song of Freedom
Written and performed by Carole King
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Impressive
9 September 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Vicellous Reon Shannon is going to be a young actor to watch. He was impressive in Norman Jewison's "The Hurricane" and here, he provides the centerpiece for a powerful chronicling of the civil rights movement. This film is an impressive re-telling of how the non-violent emphasis within that movement led to its eventual success. Carole King's "Song of Freedom" is a great anthem for the film, and the entire effort is understated to a degree that would benefit atrocious films like "Mississippi Burning." The father-son relationship between Shannon and Danny Glover is a great sub-plot which underscores the generational differences which always threaten to separate us and yet can ultimately bind us together. Great film all around.


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