- Rated: Not Rated
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 57 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 10, 2006
- Originally Released: 2000
- Label: Turner Home Ent
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Entertainment Weekly - 06/30/2000
"...Sincere..." -- Rating: A- - Recommended
New York Times - 06/22/1994
"...[Field and Mulford] have created the best kind of historical record, one that resonates today..."
The story of the Civil-Rights Movement as seen through the eyes of a teenage Owen Walker (Shannon--THE HURRICANE) growing up in bigotry laden Mississippi in the 1960s at a time when Jim Crow black segregation laws were legal. Owen regrets his father's (Glover--LETHAL WEAPON) passive behavior against racism and joins the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) as they struggle to reeducate black citizens and gain basic human rights, predominately the right to vote. From the writer and director of FIELD OF DREAMS, based on accounts of actual SNCC members. A TNT original movie.
Description by Warner Home Video:
Freedom Song is a compelling microcosm of the Civil Rights Movement, as stirring chronicle of unsung small-town citizens who risked their lives to bring change to the grassroots level. Phil Alden Robinson (Field of Dreams) co-scripts and directs this powerful tale set in fictional Quinlan and based on first-hand accounts of vetran activists who stood on the frontlines of history and responded with passion and commitment to the challenge of "If not me, who' If not now, when'"