Neshoba (film)

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Neshoba
Neshoba film.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Micki Dickoff
Tony Pagano
Produced by Micki Dickoff
Tony Pagano
Written by Micki Dickoff
Release dates
  • October 12, 2008 (2008-10-12) (Indie Memphis Film Festival)
Language English

Neshoba is a 2008 documentary film about events and attitudes in Neshoba County, Mississippi, 40 years after the 1964 Mississippi civil rights workers murders.

Synopsis[edit]

Neshoba explores the history and changing racial attitudes of Neshoba County, Mississippi four decades after the murders of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner during Freedom Summer. The film captures the trial of Edgar Ray Killen, who granted the filmmakers "extraordinary access".[1]

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Reception[edit]

Though critical of certain production elements, Variety praised Neshoba as "a disturbing peek at how little some people have changed, as well as an inspiring portrait of others' determination to see crime punished at last".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 'Neshoba': Film about activist murders in '64, review in San Francisco Chronicle, October 16, 2008
  2. ^ 'Neshoba', review in Variety, November 4, 2008

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