Mississippi Burning Essay

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Mississippi Burning Essay Essay Question: Whilst feature films are not “real”. They can present the reader with an accurate picture of a particular time and place. The film Mississippi Burning arguably was one of the most controversial films due to the inaccurate presentation of history that was displayed in the 1960s. This time was a very important era in history. This was during the time of the civil rights movement. 1960’s was a major eventful era for black Americans. Through discrimination because of colour effect black people through emotional and physical abuse. Through the introduction of civil rights and the movement in 1964, this created a positive hope amongst all black people in Mississppi. This turned the 1960 into a major historical time, from this you are able to depict a accurate representation of reality. Mississippi Burning was directed by Alan Parker, it was set in 1964 but was released in 1988. The plot was made by true events that had happened in Mississippi. The film begins with three civil rights workers (two white and one black) travelling at night, down a backcountry road. They then encounter a car that contains members of the Ku Klux Klan. The car follows them and forces them off the road. The members then kill the three workers without a provocation on the part of the workers. FBI agents are then put on the case and travel down to the small town in Mississippi. The two agents have different personalities and ideas of how to solve the case. The lead agent, Alan Ward, takes control of the case and calls for more manpower to work on the case despite Rupert Andersons advice. Although feature films are not “real”, Mississippi burning is based on truth and demonstrates an accurate representation of some aspects of the context but also includes some fiction. The film puts a lot of emphasis on the work that the FBI did. Granted they did
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