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  • Summary: A documentary about Viola Liuzzo, the only white woman murdered in the civil rights movement in America and why we DON'T know who she is. Told through the eyes of her children, the film follows the on-going struggle of an American family to survive the consequences of their mother's heroism and the mystery behind her killing. (Emerging Pictures) Expand
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
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  1. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    100
    di Florio emerges with a serenely powerful, handcrafted film that navigates into a place Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once called "the tangled discords of our nation."
  2. Reviewed by: Phil Hall
    100
    A powerful film worthy of a truly extraordinary American.
  3. Reviewed by: James Greenberg
    80
    It is a film that should be required viewing by all citizens, especially students, if we hope not to repeat this awful chapter.
  4. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    70
    The story the film has to tell is an outrage, but it never devolves into a sputtering tirade.
  5. Reviewed by: Anita Gates
    70
    Includes familiar film of marchers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge and of demonstrators in Birmingham being attacked with fire hoses, but it distinguishes itself with touching film of Jim Liuzzo and his children being interviewed and of political leaders of the day.
  6. 50
    Di Florio loses her grip on Liuzzo's story whenever she lapses into generalities. But when Di Florio gets into the specifics of her subject's legacy, Home Of The Brave stands out as both relevant and moving.

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