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Greensboro closer to the truth

"Chronicles the 1979 Greensboro massacre, in which the Ku Klux Klan murdered five members of the Communist Workers Party. This film reconnects 25 years later with the players in the tragedy ... and chronicles how their lives have evolved. All converge when the first Truth and Reconciliation Commission ever held in the United States is convened in Greensboro from 2004-2006"--Container.

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  • "THC: The Great Tribes"
  • "Closer to the truth"@en
  • "Closer to the truth"

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  • ""Chronicles the 1979 Greensboro massacre, in which the Ku Klux Klan murdered five members of the Communist Workers Party. This film reconnects 25 years later with the players in the tragedy ... and chronicles how their lives have evolved. All converge when the first Truth and Reconciliation Commission ever held in the United States is convened in Greensboro from 2004-2006"--Container."@en
  • "With original footage and interviews of survivors, witnesses, and participants, this film details the story of the 1979 Greensboro Massacre, in which Klansman shot, wounded and killed various members of a protesting Communist Workers Party in broad daylight on a city street. This was eventually addressed in 2006, through the first Truth and Reconciliation Commission within the U.S., which charged police complicity in the murders through their inaction, and their failure to provide equal protection. The film explores the meaning, repercussions, and unanswered questions of this crime, and its connection to the larger struggle of social reform."@en
  • "With original footage and interviews of survivors, witnesses, and participants, this film details the story of the 1979 Greensboro Massacre, in which Klansman shot, wounded and killed various members of a protesting Communist Workers Party in broad daylight on a city street. This was eventually addressed in 2006, through the first Truth and Reconciliation Commission within the U.S., which charged police complicity in the murders through their inaction, and their failure to provide equal protection. The film explores the meaning, repercussions, and unanswered questions of this crime, and its connection to the larger struggle of social reform."
  • "This documentary explores the Greensboro Massacre of 1979 and its aftermath. Members of the Communist Workers Party massed for a "Death to the Klan" rally in Greensboro, North Carolina when a caravan of Ku Klux Klan and American Nazis arrived. As the police assigned to protect the rally inexplicably disappeared, the Klansmen opened fire, killing five demonstrators and injuring eleven others. Now, a quarter of a century later, the survivors have finally come upon a way to get to the heart of what really happened by mounting a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (2004-2006). The film focuses on five of the survivors of the attack, examining the paths they have taken since 1979. These activists have each struggled to stay true to their ideals. Two of the Klan figures -- one a former Grand Dragon who is now repentant, the other still an Imperial Wizard and staunchly unrepentant -- weave their own interpretation on the events and their aftermath. They all converge at the Truth Commission, the first time such an initiative has been utilized in the United States. Against the backdrop of a city which would largely like to forget the attack and pretend it never occurred, the participants come together exploring possibilities of truth, understanding and forgiveness."

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  • "Documentary"

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  • "Greensboro closer to the truth"@en
  • "Greensboro closer to the truth"
  • "Greensboro: Closer to the Truth"