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4 Little Girls

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Documentary
Release Date:July 9, 1997
Running time:102 minutes
Cast:Maxine McNair, Chris McNair, Helen Pegues, Queen Nunn, Arthur Hanes Jr.
Director:Spike Lee
Producer:Spike Lee, Sam Pollard
Distributor:HBO Documentary

Description: 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, All Movie Guide

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