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The goal of the Bending the Arc project is to promote racial justice and human rights through filmmaking and storytelling. We are encouraged and inspired that the films are having an impact on people today. Read through the latest reviews and articles to see what people are saying about the films.

Amazingly beautiful, hard, strong, inspiring film! I was really moved emotionally and learned so much I did not know.

review from Birmingham, Alabama

The goal of the Bending the Arc project is to promote racial justice and human rights through filmmaking and storytelling. We are encouraged and inspired that the films are having an impact on people today. Read through the latest reviews and articles to see what people are saying about the films.

Amazingly beautiful, hard, strong, inspiring film! I was really moved emotionally and learned so much I did not know.

review from Birmingham, Alabama

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Review 26-Peabody, Massachusetts
It is a tour de force and makes the voting struggle come back to life. Thank you, thank you. There were many details I was not aware of and it certainly brought home that racism hurts all of us, not just the target group.

PEABODY, MASSACHUSETTS

Review 25-Boulder, Colorado
Such important work and so timely and needed.

BOULDER, COLORADO

Review 24-Birmingham, Alabama
Congratulations and thank you for this powerful work…I am writing because I wish to arrange for my students to see this film. I want them to see how the practice of photography is interwoven with the efforts for peace and justice. I am giving them a view of significant films that teach them their own history of Southernness.

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA

Review 23-Zimmerman, Minnesota
Very worth watching. I knew most of the events from my teaching, but the documentary filled in rich details. The fact that only 300 were finally allowed to march, the work of the Unitarian Church, the interviews with Viola Liuzzo’s children. Thanks much!

ZIMMERMAN, MINNESOTA

Review 22-Lexington, Kentucky
What a strong, moving documentary. Brought me to tears more than once - what strength and bravery shown by people as young as 11 and 15. Thanks for reminding me what a comfortable life I have lived, and what risks and sacrifices people with real guts have made. I’m very worried that we are losing ground on the progress which you record.

LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY

Review 21-Bloomfield, New Jersey
This was so incredibly powerful! I thought I knew the story of Selma, but there was a lot I didn’t know. Thanks to all the foot soldiers who told their stories, and to Pam Powell and David Brower. Thank you for making this film. I look forward to the rest in the series!

BLOOMFIELD, NEW JERSEY

Review 20-Hartland, Wisconsin
I watched this wonderful documentary in October and was so pleased to be reminded of all the good people in this world.

HARTLAND, WISCONSIN

Review 19-Elk River, Minnesota
Even as a history/government teacher, who has read a great deal about that time period, and especially about civil rights, I learned from and was moved by the program.

ELK RIVER, MINNESOTA

Review 18-Washington DC
I’m writing to say how much I enjoyed the premiere of the film on voting. It was a delight to see some people I know, and the story is well inspirational. It was great to hear voices of the people most affected and to learn about the activism among Unitarians.

WASHINGTON DC

Review 17-Birmingham, Alabama
Excellent job. Ken Burns could not have done a better job. The content was powerful because the people were powerful. The film could have been further subtitled "Profiles of Courage."

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA

Review 16-Pennsylvania
I grew up in a congregation whose minister had attended this and so I knew the story on a general level, but it is so very meaningful and moving to hear people’s own voices telling about it. Thank you to everyone who was part of this project!

PENNSYLVANIA

Review 15-Alexandria, Virginia
I just watched "Bending the Arc: The Vote" beginning to end. I’m blown away. What a powerful, powerful documentary. As much as I’ve admired works like Eyes on the Prize, this does personal things the others don’t do. Just very moving. And such great interviewees. All the subtle touches like the transitions and the soundtrack are so perfect too. And closing it with Viola Liuzzo. I didn’t know she was a Unitarian. But then of course she was.

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA

Testimonial 14 – Danville, Kentucky
I just watched "Bending the Arc: The Vote" beginning to end. I’m blown away. What a powerful, powerful documentary. As much as I’ve admired works like Eyes on the Prize, this does personal things the others don’t do. Just very moving. And such great interviewees. All the subtle touches like the transitions and the soundtrack are so perfect too. And closing it with Viola Liuzzo. I didn’t know she was a Unitarian. But then of course she was.

DANVILLE, KENTUCKY

Testimonial 13 – Boston Massachusetts
Wow! We just watched "Bending the Arc: The Vote" and were blown away by it. Congratulations on this beautiful labor of love! This should have a national airing on PBS. It’s so very moving and brings back so many memories both painful and joyous. Thank you for bringing history to such vivid life.

BOSTON, MASSACHSETTS

Testimonial 12 – Oxford Mississippi
Wow, (we) just watched "Bending the Arc: The Vote." Wow and excellent and amazing. Thank you for bringing passion, vision, and clarity to this project!!! I am excited to read of more films in the works.

OXFORD, MISSISSIPPI

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