Last week, we watched film Mississippi Burning that based on Civil Rights.
The Director of this film is Alan Parker.
He is CBE (born 14 February 1944), an English film director, producer, writer and actor. He has been active in both the British cinema and American cinema and was a founding member of the Directors Guild of Great Britain.
Two FBI agents investigating the murder of 3 civil rights workers during the 60s seek to breach the conspiracy of silence in a small Southern town where segregation divides black and white. After I saw this film, I felt that segregation is too cruel and it was just horrible to blacks. They had to separate all the time, where they go, whatever they wanted to do.
KKK prejudiced blacks so FBI gets trouble. By the scene that KKK shoots window where FBI agents were staying, burn a cross and then escape, I realized that whites strongly don’t want to be desegregated. Burning a cross, which was written ‘peace’ means they want to burn peace. Sometimes, they kidnapped, burned houses even killed if they wanted to. From here, I thought human being could be so cruel to others even thought they are same human being.
If I was colored and lived during that time especially in Mississippi like the scene in this film, I would suffer from fear because any whites could kill or harm anytime.
The reality is that the 60′s were a difficult time for the colored people living in the South and much has improved in their lives today as people try to live peacefully, with no fighting and no prejudice.