|Neshoba: The Price of Freedom
A film by Micki Dickoff and Tony Pagano
87 minutes, documentary, color, English, 2010
In 1964, a mob of Klansmen murdered three civil rights workers in the small Mississippi county of Neshoba – the infamous “Mississippi Burning” murders. The young men, two Jews from New York and an African-American from Mississippi, were in the Deep South helping to register African-American voters during what came to be known as the Freedom Summer. Although the killers bragged about what they did, it took the State 40 years to indict the mastermind, Edgar Ray Killen, an 80-year-old Baptist preacher and notorious racist.
Neshoba tells the story of these three American heroes and the long struggle to bring their killers to justice, in a place that is still dealing with the legacy of a violent and racist past.
WINNER! 16 Festival Awards Worldwide
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"Their legacy is our heritage." - President Barack Obama
"Fascinating! A document of hope, progress and idealism but also a reminder."
"Masterful." - LA Weekly / Village Voice
"" - Time Out New York
"Potent & riveting." - Variety
"A film about fiery passions and murderous deeds that is disturbing in ways that go beyond what might be expected." - Los Angeles Times
"A gripping cautionary tale." - The Jewish Week
"Critic's Pick! Gains raw power thanks to unrepentant racist Edgar Ray Killen’s unlikely cooperation with the film." - New York Magazine
Justice in Mississippi: The Murder Trial of Edgar Ray Killen by Howard Ball
We Are Not Afraid: The Story of Goodman, Schwerner, and Chaney, and the Civil Rights Campaign for Mississippi by Seth Cagin & Philip Dray
Three Lives for Mississippi by William Bradford Huie
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