Twelve-year-old Lily Strickland has lost her father, a sailor, to the sea. She and her mother go to live with her grandparents. Lily and her family have little closure on the death of her father since he was never found, thus Lily sets out alone on a trek to the ocean to find the closure that she needs to heal her loss. Set in 1965 Alabama, during the Civil Rights marches.
I have lived in Selma, Alabama all my life. There is still much racial tension here. I was brought up to love everyone and as a little girl sang the words..."Red, and Yellow, Black, and White...we are precious in His Sight, Jesus loves the little children of the world." My best friend is of another color...do I ever think she is better...or worse than me b/c of color...NO!!! But being involved with this film I learned so much (That wasn't taught in any high school or college class I have taken) about Civil Rights and the Bridge Crossing that was unknown to me until this film. The director wasn't scared of making any of the scenes that most would leave out due to THE RACIAL ISSUES THAT ARE STILL GOING ON IN ALABAMA...She put it all out there. She made a great educational film and one to be praised for THE TRUTH SHE PUT IN HER MOVIE! GO TONYA!!!
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