Reconciliation in Mississippi (2011)


David Ridgen’s 2011 film Reconciliation in Mississippi breaks new ground in both spurring and documenting a process of reconciliation between African American Thomas Moore and Charles Edwards, a Ku Klux Klansman that helped to brutally murder Thomas’s brother Charles and his friend Henry Dee in 1964. Reconciliation in Mississippi, the follow-up to Ridgen’s Mississippi Cold Case, changes the way people will view justice in civil rights era cases and captures the extraordinary endurance of one man’s love for his brother and the conversion of long held hatred into a hymn of redemption.

Airdate: November 21, 2011 CBC Radio’s The Current @ 8:30 AM (The Current)
CBC TV’s The National @ 10 PM November 19th, 2011 on the Main CBC Network (The National)

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David Ridgen

(HD, 18 min., 2012 © CBC)

2 thoughts

  1. Hi David, My name is Sylvia Hollema, I live in Utrecht, The Netherlands. I have been listening to all seasons of Someone knows someting and I became an addict! The way you manage to be empathetic and also determinded and to go on and find out the truth is amazing. For me your voice playes a crucial role it keeps up the exitment and is soothing at the same time. The way you describe the people that you interview and their surroundings adds a lot to the whole atmosphere. It is all present in every episode of all seasons. Though it was not all the time easy for me to understand the (southern) accents of the interviewees , a long the way I got used to it. The Dee&Moore case struck me the most, what you did for all those people is amazing. Very up to date if you think of the Black lives matter movement now!
    Thank you very much for introducing me to your important work and please go on with it!
    Sylvia Hollema

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