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School Prayer: A Community at War

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PBS Premiere: July 20, 1999


The battle cry on both sides is "religious freedom" when a Mississippi mother takes a stand on prayer in her children's public school. While most of Pontotoc County rally together to preserve a cornerstone of their faith, Lisa Herdahl is a lone voice calling for separation of church and state. Raising complex issues about tolerance, filmmakers Slawomir Grünberg and Ben Crane chronicle an impassioned clash of principles in which the Constitutional right of an individual collides with the deep-rooted tradition of a community.

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TAGS: aclu, mississippi, prayer, religion, religious freedom, school

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School Prayer (56 min.)

Premiere Date: July 20, 1999

Trailer: Link

Filmmakers: Slawomir Grünberg, Ben Crane Bio | Interview


Slawomir Grünberg
Slawomir Grünberg
Ben Crane
Ben Crane

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