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Summer in Mississippi

Directed by Beryl Fox
Canada, 1964 (documentary, 27 minutes, black and white, English)
Summer in Mississippi
Image: © Canadian Broadcasting Corporation / Radio-Canada

Film Description:
"This direct cinema documentary (telecast on This Hour Has Seven Days) depicts the civil rights struggle through the story of three young integration workers who were murdered as they began voter registration work for the Mississippi Summer Project. [...]"
-- Canadian Film Encyclopedia (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Beryl Fox
Produced by: Beryl Fox, Douglas Leiterman
Cinematography: Richard Leiterman, John Foster, Grahame Woods
Film Editing: Don Haig
Production Company: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

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Quote about Summer in Mississippi

"The Passionate Eye is a new series of great CBC documentaries from the past, hosted by Douglas Leiterman from the legendary series This Hour Has Seven Days. [...] Summer In Mississippi [is] a stark, uncompromising study of the murder of three civil rights workers in Mississippi and packs quite an emotional punch. The images of burning crosses and blacks being beaten are as vivid as ever seen on TV. Powerful and compelling viewing."
-- Jim Bawden (source)

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