NO ACCIDENT – Review by Liz Braun

No Accident is a shocking film. The HBO documentary from director Kristi Jacobson examines the legal aftermath of the 2017 white supremacist “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, where one woman died and dozens were injured. Domestic terrorism and right wing extremism are on the rise. No Accident should be shown in schools — children need to see what it means to stand up to hate.

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TO A MORE PERFECT UNION: U.S. V. WINDSOR – Reviewed by Marilyn Ferdinand

At this scary moment during which ultraconservative Americans in positions of power have our civil and constitutional rights in their crosshairs, it is vital that we remember the battles of the past as guideposts to help us secure our future. In To a More Perfect Union: U.S. v. Windsor, documentary producer and director Donna Vaccaro takes us back to 2013, when the U.S. Supreme Court declared the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional, paving the way for legal same-sex marriage in all 50 states.

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