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The Jena 62007

  • 4.2
Jena, LA: in a small town in Louisiana, six families are fighting for their sons' lives. Two nooses are left as a warning to black students trying to integrate their playground, fights break out across town, a white man pulls a shotgun on black students, someone burns down most of their school, the DA puts six black students on trial for attempted murder and the quiet town of Jena becomes the site of the largest civil rights demonstration in the South since the 1960s. THE JENA 6 is the story of hidden racial inequality and violence becoming visible. It is a powerful symbol for, and example of, how racial justice works in America, where the lynching noose has been replaced by the DA's pen.

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Very Eye Opening *** Having worked within the criminal justice system in the U.S.A. this documentary speaks painful truth to this ongoing Democratic Experiment in the U.S.A. It shows that in the 21st Century, We Still Are Not We The People; the nation is not any closer to the practice of Democracy then it was at the end of the Civil War. A sad testament to the lack of justice in a modern age. It was very sad watching a Black Lawyer legally lynch a Black Child via the Media. Great Job. This Movie Site is Precious = Worth Morn Than Gold ***

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Very Eye Opening *** Having worked within the criminal justice system in the U.S.A. this documentary speaks painful truth to this ongoing Democratic Experiment in the U.S.A. It shows that in the 21st Century, We Still Are Not We The People; the nation is not any closer to the practice of Democracy then it was at the end of the Civil War. A sad testament to the lack of justice in a modern age. It was very sad watching a Black Lawyer legally lynch a Black Child via the Media. Great Job. This Movie Site is Precious = Worth Morn Than Gold ***

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The only problem with The Jena 6 (2007) is that it's just too damn short. I definitely wanted to see more of the story that this film had to tell. Racism is alive and well in the good old USA, and especially in the Bible Belt, where the white folks "Ahem !" their racism in the name of Jesus.