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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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What the Critics are Saying
"Their legacy is our heritage." - President Barack Obama
"Fascinating! A document of hope, progress and idealism but also a reminder."
- The New York Times
"Masterful." - LA Weekly / Village Voice
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"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