54 MILES TO HOME

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Untold-until-now stories of the three families who risked their lives by opening up their land during the Selma to Montgomery March.
In 1965 three Black farming families risked their lives by providing refuge to the thousands of voting rights marchers on the historic five day, 54-mile march from Selma to Montgomery. Nearly 60 years later, The Halls, Steeles and Gardners share for the first time what their parents and grandparents sacrificed and how their families’ legacies and this historic land can be preserved for generations to come. Their stories help unveil the rural and agricultural roots of the civil rights movement, while asking the seemingly timeless American question: how do you fight for what you know is right when the majority is against you?

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Directed by Claire Haughey

Production Company Southern Exposure Films

Produced by Michele Forman

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