The documentary 4 LITTLE GIRLS is a sad story about the 60´s in Birmingham, Alabama. In September 15, 1963 The 16th Street Baptist church was bombed by members of Ku Klux Klan splinter group called the Cahaba Boys. In that attack, four little African-American girls were killed (Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson and Denise McNair) and 22 other people were also hurt by the blast.
The story is not only about the event itself, actually the film is an account of the 50´s and the 60´s era, MLK, the fight for civil rights, the segregation in the south, Eugene "Bull" Connor, etc.
The Spike Lee´s way of talk is not hectic and proves how rare it is nowadays.
The way of talk that involves fast cuts and effects, which is actually being seen in the contemporary cinema, doesn't help a story at all and it rather spoils any good feeling and emotions we'd get from it in our hearts.
The director of this documentary is a big fan of NY Knicks (Ya know who), Spike Lee. I also shouldn't forget about the magnificent music and his composer Terence Blanchard, who's well known to be the Spike Lee's first choice since he collaborated with him for his "Do the right thing" joint.
The music actually plays a good part in making the documentary meaningful.
The full documentary is available here
See also 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks
Directed by Spike Lee
Produced by Spike Lee, Samuel D. Pollard
Music by Terence Blanchard
Released: July 9, 1997 (U.S.)
produced by 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks and Home Box Office (HBO)