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Home of the Brave (2004)

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Average Rating: 7.6/10
Critic Reviews: 6
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Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Paola di Florio directs Home of the Brave, a documentary about the impact of Viola Liuzzo's murder. Detroit housewife and mother of five, Liuzzo was a civil rights activist who went to Alabama to help with voter registration in 1965. She was in town during the pivotal march organized by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, which ended in violence at the Edmund Pettus Bridge near Selma. While trying to transport the

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Paola di Florio's haunting documentary about Viola Liuzzo, a Detroit civil rights worker murdered by the Ku Klux Klan in 1965 Alabama, adds to the case for ripping J. Edgar Hoover's name off the FBI building in Washington.

October 29, 2004 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
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There is altogether too much footage of daughter Mary wallowing in her mother's martyrdom.

October 28, 2004 Full Review Source: Newsday
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Paola di Florio's poignant documentary tells the freshly outraging story of Viola Liuzzo, a white woman who was killed while volunteering with the civil rights movement.

October 27, 2004 Full Review Source: New York Times
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This doc recounting the tragic story of Viola Liuzzo, the only white woman killed during the civil rights struggle, doubles as a narrative of the nascent women's movement.

October 26, 2004 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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A serenely powerful, handcrafted film that navigates into a place Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once called 'the tangled discords of our nation.'

October 15, 2004 Full Review Source: Variety
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It is a film that should be required viewing by all citizens, especially students, if we hope not to repeat this awful chapter.

October 15, 2004
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An interesting docu about significant but little known event

April 10, 2011 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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Even more than a crucial piece of remedial historiography, the film is also an unsettling exploration of the impact violence and shameful injustice continue to have on a family nearly 40 years after the fact.

October 29, 2004 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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Amazing footage from the glory period of the civil rights movement energizes this documentary about Viola Gregg Liuzzo.

October 28, 2004 Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor
Christian Science Monitor

Powerful documentary, highly recommended.

October 26, 2004 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

The film's content and theme affect the viewer.

October 24, 2004 Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

It plays in a traditional mode of discovery, but the story is still absorbing.

October 19, 2004 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

Powerful doc that indicts the FBI as much as it condemns the Ku Klux Klan.

October 16, 2004 Full Review Source: Compuserve
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