A lens to view race, class, gender and justice
-- then and now
OUR MOCKINGBIRD is a feature-length documentary that uses Harper Lee's 1960 novel To Kill a Mockingbird as a lens to view race, class, gender and justice -- then and now. Woven through OUR MOCKINGBIRD is the story of two extraordinarily different high schools in Birmingham, Alabama who collaborate on a remarkable production of the adapted play, To Kill a Mockingbird.
In addition to this unique collaboration, interviews include:
- Nancy Anderson, scholar, Auburn University, Montgomery
- Mary Badham and Phillip Alford, the actors who played Scout and Jem in the Universal motion picture
- Rick Bragg, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer
- Katie Couric, broadcast journalist
- Morris Dees, SPLC
- Wayne Flynt, scholar and author
- Professor Marshall Ganz
- Eric Holder, former Attorney General of the United States
- Richard Jaffe, attorney and author
- Cynthia E. Jones, lawyer and Professor, Washington Law School, American U.
- Doug Jones, former U.S. Attorney and prosecutor of 16th St. Baptist Church bomber
- John Lewis, U.S. Congressman
- Honorable Reginald Lindsay, former U.S. District Court Judge (deceased)
- Reverend Joseph E. Lowery, former President of the SCLC
- Carolyn Maull McKinstry, author, church bombing survivor
- Diane McWhorter, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer
- Charles Ogletree, Harvard Law School professor and founder of Charles Hamilton Institute for Race and Justice
- Bryan Stevenson, founder and E.D. Equal Justice Initiative
- Civil rights foot soldiers, leaders in criminal justice, teachers, students, and scholars
Together these diverse voices reveal that as a country we have made progress but are still struggling with the issues of race, class and justice addressed in the novel.