Home of the Brave (2004)

Home of the Brave
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 14mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords civil rights, political
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Joan Churchill Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Thomas G Miller Editor n/a 172 7000001
Karen Childs Music n/a 120781 8000001
David G Powell Music n/a 120781 8000002
Paola DiFlorio Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Paola DiFlorio Producer n/a 3 3000004
Paola DiFlorio Director n/a 2 2000001
Nancy Dickerson Producer n/a 3 3000001
Alice Rubin Co-Producer n/a 170 3000002
Lorraine Gallard Co-Producer n/a 170 3000003
Stockard Channing Narrator n/a 120790 1000001
Synopsis
An examination of the death of Viola Liuzzo, a Detroit teamster's wife, mother of five, and activist during the height of the civil rights crusade of the 1960s. But it is also an investigation into the haunting effect her death had on her family. Liuzzo, a white woman campaigning for black voting rights, was murdered near Selma, Alabama, in 1965 by the Ku Klux Klan. The murder trial and acquittal of the three arrested Klan members, a smear campaign mounted by the FBI against Liuzzo, and the subsequent revelations of the FBI agent present during the killing all coalesce to deepen the family members' personal despair and their disillusionment with the U.S. government. Combining archival footage with vérité material and present-day interviews, di Florio assesses the cost of Liuzzo's passion for justice, her contribution to the advancement of civil rights, and the family's turmoil resulting largely from futile attempts to seek justice.