Home of the Brave (2004 film)
|Home of the Brave|
|Directed by||Paola di Florio|
|Written by||Paola di Florio|
|Narrated by||Stockard Channing|
|Edited by||Thomas G. Miller|
|Running time||75 mins|
A white housewife and mother of five children, Viola Liuzzo felt called to action by the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and left her Michigan home to work in Alabama with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1965. While serving as a volunteer during the historic Selma to Montgomery marches, Liuzzo was shot dead by members of the Ku Klux Klan. The film is an historical account of her life presented in a montage of archival footage, narrated by the actress Stockard Channing and laced with extensive interviews of Liuzzo's family members and contemporaries.
Critical reception and review
- Gates, Anita (October 27, 2004). "A Slain Civil Rights Worker and Her Mournful Legacy". The New York Times. Retrieved August 5, 2014.
- Staff (2004). "IDA 2004 Distinguished Documentary Achievement Awards: Nominees". Documentary.org. International Documentary Association. Retrieved August 5, 2014.
- Weyermann, Diane (2004). "2004 Archive: Home of the Brave". Sundance.org. Sundance Institute. Retrieved August 5, 2014.
- Home of the Brave at the Internet Movie Database
- DVD Review: Home of the Brave, The Defiant Spirit of Viola Liuzzo, Revolution, February 10, 2008