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Mighty Ira

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Ira Glasser is one of America's unsung champions of civil rights and liberties. As the leader of the American Civil Liberties Union for 23 years, he transformed the organization from a small, "mom-and-pop" operation on the verge of bankruptcy into a civil liberties juggernaut with offices in every state and a $30 million endowment. As his generation retires from the barricades, Ira reminisces on his life at the forefront of defending the rights of all Americans, from civil rights leaders to neo-Nazis. His story takes us to his hometown of Brooklyn, New York, where in 1947 Jackie Robinson and the Dodgers broke the color barrier in baseball and inspired a generation of civil rights activists; to the offices of Robert Kennedy, where the U.S. Senator spoke with a young Ira and convinced him to take his first job with the ACLU; and to California, where a 96-year-old Holocaust survivor explains to Ira why he thinks the ACLU was wrong to defend the right of neo-Nazis to demonstrate near his ...... Show more

Mighty Ira is one of my favorite movie from year 2020. I will grant that my expectations were very low before seeing this movie. I know it gets a lot of stick for being the mainstream popular movie, but honestly I can not think of anything wrong with this movie online. Mighty Ira filled me with difficult to explain energy got me so immersed in it. The direction is sublime. Excellent photos, tempo and editing. I can't say that I'm a big fan of Documentary, but I liked it!. It's a movie for everyone, I'm sure you'll like it after watching.... Show more

Release: 2020
Duration: 99 min
IMDb Rating: 8