The story of a Mississippi town still divided about the meaning of justice.
A documentary about justice and racial healing.
“Neshoba: The Price of Freedom,” tells the story of a Mississippi town still divided about the meaning of justice 40 years after the murders three civil rights workers, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, known as the Mississippi Burning murders. Although Klansmen bragged openly about what they did, no one was held accountable until 2005, when the state indicted Baptist preacher Edgar Ray Killen, an 80-year-old notorious racist, and mastermind of the murders. Through exclusive interviews with Killen, intimate interviews with the victims’ families, and candid interviews with black and white Neshoba County Citizens still struggling with their violent, racist past, ”Neshoba” explores whether the prosecution of an 80-year old unrepentant Klansman equals justice and whether healing and reconciliation are possible without telling the unvarnished truth.
Neshoba: The Price of Freedom
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Director Biography – Micki Dickoff, Tony Pagano
Emmy Award winning director Micki Dickoff has been an independent filmmaker and social activist for four decades. Her production company, Pro Bono Productions, produces social justice dramatic and documentary films. Her highly acclaimed work has been released theatrically, broadcast on national and international television, and honored at film festivals worldwide. Her films have received outstanding reviews by top critics and many prestigious awards.
Micki’s directing, writing and producing credits include documentaries “Neshoba: The Price of Freedom,” about justice and racial healing; “Step By Step” and “Bush’s Deadly Ambition” about the death penalty; and, “Too Little, Too Late,” about AIDS and families for which she won an Emmy. Her dramatic films include “In the Blink of an Eye,” starring Mimi Rogers and Veronica Hamel, about injustice and the power of friendship; and AIDS films “Mother, Mother,” starring Polly Bergen, Piper Laurie, Bess Armstrong and John Dye, and “Our Sons,” starring Julie Andrews, Ann-Margret and Hugh Grant, based on Micki’s documentary, “Too Little, Too Late.”
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