To a soundtrack the mixes gospel with hip-hop, this film tells the story of the heroic but often overlooked protests by black and white civil rights supporters in 1964 in Saint Augustine, ... See full summary »
To a soundtrack the mixes gospel with hip-hop, this film tells the story of the heroic but often overlooked protests by black and white civil rights supporters in 1964 in Saint Augustine, Florida, and the inequalities that persist to this day in the local African American community. Written by
This is a really excellent film. It deals with situations that shook the country more than four decades ago--and that haven't vanished yet. It shows graphically how the roots of present problems lie in events of the past. I have spoken to schoolchildren who think it was like the Christmas Parade or the Easter Parade when Martin Luther King led demonstrations in the 1960s. They'll never think that again once they have seen this movie. We owe them the understanding that comes with a viewing of both the live footage from the time, and the commentaries by many participants from several decades later. Both combine to give a sense of how we learn over time. Some of the scenes are absolutely heartbreaking, like the old man who refuses to apologize for the hurtful things he did decades ago. Two thumbs up!
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