Home of the Brave

Released in 2004
Now Available for Purchase.

Directed by Paola di Florio
Narrated by Stockard Channing
Produced by
Paolo di Florio & Nancy Dickenson

Home of the Brave is about the only white woman murdered in the civil rights movement in America and why we DON’T know who she is. Told through the eyes of her children, the film follows the on-going struggle of an American family to survive the consequences of their mother’s heroism and the mystery behind her killing.

Viola Liuzzo's death in 1965 led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act. Nearly 50 years later, a key provision of this landmark civil rights legislation had just been overturned by the Supreme Court, which makes Home of the Brave more relevant than ever.

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di Florio emerges with a serenely powerful, handcrafted film that navigates into a place Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once called “the tangled discords of our nation”….”

– Scott Foundas | Variety

“…there is nothing simple about this moving, historically significant, riveting film..”

– Roger Friedman | Fox News Channel

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Viola Liuzzo
Mary Liuzzo Lilleboe
Tony Liuzzo
MLK and marchers
Nonviolent marchers
Wounded protestor
The Klan car in pursuit
Fatal gunshot
Crime scene
FBI investigators at crime scene
Undercover FBI informant
Congressman John Lewis
Gloria Steinem
Memorial marker at murder site
Home of the Brave Poster
Paola on the set

FILMMAKERS
Writer/Director/Producer…………………………………………………………………….Paola di Florio
Producer…………………………………………………………………………………..Nancy Dickenson
Cinematographer…………………………………………………………………………….Joan Churchill
Editor………………………………………………………………………………………Thomas G. Miller
Narrator…………………………………………………………………………………Stockard Channing
Original Score……………………………………………………………….Karen Childs & David Powell