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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
October 29, 2004
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
October 28, 2004
There is altogether too much footage of daughter Mary wallowing in her mother's martyrdom.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Anita Gates
New York Times
October 27, 2004
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Laura Sinagra
Village Voice
October 26, 2004
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.
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Scott Foundas
Variety
October 15, 2004
A serenely powerful, handcrafted film that navigates into a place Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once called 'the tangled discords of our nation.'
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James Greenberg
Hollywood Reporter
October 15, 2004
It is a film that should be required viewing by all citizens, especially students, if we hope not to repeat this awful chapter.