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Eyes on the Prize: Hallowed Ground

By Alistair Lawrence, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Civil rights follow-up documentary has violence, trauma.

Movie NR 2021 60 minutes
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This companion piece to Henry Hampton's highly significant documentary series from 1987 gives itself an unenviable task. For although Eyes on the Prize: Hallowed Ground recognizes its impact, it's not afraid to criticize an epic series that helped a generation better understand the civil rights movement. Director and co-writer Sophia Nahli Allison does so with various visual flourishes -- abstract performance pieces intersperse gritty documentary footage. Through new interviews, Allison also enables broader voices to discuss their struggles. In particular, voices from the trans and queer communities are placed on an equal footing to more familiar names and faces.

With a runtime of just 60 minutes, Eyes on the Prize: Hallowed Ground cannot go into the same level of detail as the original series' 14-hour duration. However, it works as both a primer and a companion piece to a timeless body of work. It also maintains a sense of positivity under grueling circumstances, setting an example for all of us in the process.

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