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Director Spike Lee made his first feature-length documentary with this powerful story of the bombing of an African-American church in Birmingham, AL, in 1963, which took the lives of four girls, ages 11 through 14. The shocking incident received national press attention and became a rallying point in the ongoing struggle for civil rights, but while Lee's film examines the crime, the perpetrators, and the long struggle to bring them to justice, it also offers a close look at the four girls themselves as their friends and families recall, in moving detail, who they were and how they lived. A variety of civil rights activists, politicians, journalists, and lawyers are interviewed onscreen, including Walter Cronkite and a brief but disturbing meeting with former Alabama governor George Wallace. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:July 9, 1997

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Sam Pollard Best Documentary Feature 1997 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Spike Lee Best Documentary Feature 1997 Nominee

Crew

Spike Lee
Director
Spike Lee
Producer
Sam Pollard
Producer
Ellen Kuras
Cinematographer
Terence Blanchard
Composer (Music Score)
Sam Pollard
Editor
Michele Forman
Associate Producer
Sheila Nevins
Executive Producer
Rolf Pardula
Sound/Sound Designer
Jacqueline Glover
Coordinator
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