Home of the Brave

Release Date: October 27, 2004
Running Time: 74 mins.
Genre: Documentary


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 footag...

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Stockard Channing

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