News Movies 12/10/2017

Documentary Will Tell The Story Of Murdered Civil Rights Activist Bill Moore And The 1963 Freedom Walkers, Announces Rebel Seed Films

Documentary Will Tell The Story Of Murdered Civil Rights Activist Bill Moore And The 1963 Freedom Walkers, Announces Rebel Seed Films


New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Documentary "Until Justice Rolls Down: Bill Moore & The Freedom Walkers" goes into development at Rebel Seed Films. The story explores the murder of white civil rights activist Bill Moore in 1963, and to finance the film, the production is raising funds via a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.

In 1963, during the tumultuous civil rights movement, Bill Moore, a white, idealistic postal worker, author, and U.S. Marine veteran, who believed that one person could change the world, set out on a one-man freedom walk from Chattanooga, Tennessee to deliver his own letter, calling for racial harmony, to the Governor of Mississippi.

After only three days, Bill Moore was murdered on an isolated country road in Alabama. President Kennedy denounced the killing. Within one week of the murder, a diverse group of five young white and five young black Freedom Walkers volunteered to finish Moore's walk.

Alabama Governor George Wallace threatened to arrest the men if they entered his state. When the walkers crossed into Alabama, they were arrested and sent to Kilby State prison. Their arrest made the front page of the New York Times. With the men in jail, the failure of several more attempts, and the environment deemed too dangerous to continue, the freedom walk to deliver Moore's letter was abruptly suspended.

Five months later, a grand jury refused to indict Moore's suspected killer. Though the case remained open, for all pragmatic purposes, the investigation ended.

In 1989, Bill Moore's name was etched in the Civil Rights Memorial in Birmingham. Forty-five years after his killing, in 2008, Ellen Johnson, a social justice advocate, having uncovered Moore's story, and outraged by his murder, committed to finish the ill-fated walk and deliver the letter to the Governor of Mississippi accompanied by the surviving Freedom Walkers.

Interweaving interviews of participants and historians with archival footage and images, the documentary "Until Justice Rolls Down: Bill Moore & The Freedom Walkers" explores issues still relevant today: inequality, human rights, and the ongoing fight against injustice.

Film producer Laura Cross proclaims, "Now is the time to share this story with the world. With so much divisiveness…. the film celebrates the power of one individual to affect change, and recognizes how a diverse group of men and women from different backgrounds, races, religions, experiences and political affiliations can find common ground and join together in respectful unity to accomplish a significant goal."

"Until Justice Falls Down: Bill Moore and the Freedom Walkers" is currently in development with Rebel Seed Films. The production is conducting a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to finance filming. Donations are accepted through November 11, 2017 via IndieGoGo at: https://igg.me/at/untiljustice and thereafter at http://www.UntilJusticeRollsDownProject.com/Donate
Rebel Seed Films is an independent film production company that develops projects based on, and inspired by, true events. http://www.RebelSeedFilms.com




Subscribe to our news via Email. Enter your email address:

Service handled via Google Feedburner.
Your e-mail address will not be shared with anyone



Most read news of the week
Leading Musical Instrument Brands Prepare To Take Centre Stage At Upcoming Music China 2017
Muddy Waters' Seminal Debut LP "The Best Of Muddy Waters" To Be Reissued On Vinyl For First Time In 30 Years On November 10, 2017
Sharp/Shock Channel Punk Energy Of The Jam/Stiff Little Fingers; On Tour With The Interrupters, SWMRS 10/13-29
The Searchers' 'Another Night: The Sire Recordings' Brought Brit Invasion Band Into Punk/New Wave Era, Coming December 8, 2017
Jazz Great, Former Oscar Peterson Drummer Alvin Queen, Denied Entry Into USA
Mirian Conti Records Solo Piano Music Of Grammy Winning And Academy Award-Nominated Composer Lalo Schifrin - Collection Released On November 1
Rowland Jones Fulfills Lifelong Ambition In Releasing Debut Album
Testament's Steve Di Giorgio At #16 On Loudwire's 'Top 66 Hard Rock + Metal Bassists Of All Time'!
Richie Stephens To Receive ASCAP Awards In England
Ghs New Balanced Nickel Bass Strings
Watch Eminem Slam President Donald Trump In New Freestyle At The 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards
Louise Goffin Premieres New Video; First In Series Of Digital Singles To Follow
Buzzing Georgia Rapper Selldretti Raises The Bar With New Album "The Move"
Fred Astaire's Greatest Jazz Recording, "The Astaire Story," Returns As Deluxe 2CD Set For 65th Anniversary On October 20, 2017
Depeche Mode + Kraftwerk = Siren Section




© 2001-2017
top40-charts.com
about | advertise | site map
contact | privacy
Page gen. in 0.0034730 secs // 4 () queries in 0.059759855270386 secs
Top40-Charts.com
Members Area




Experience our site ad-free!