Independent Lens: The Longoria Affair
- Rated NR
- Genre: Special Interest-Documentary
- Release Date: 2/22/2011
A documentary on the Mexican American civil rights movement. The film tells the story of one key injustice - the refusal, by a small-town funeral home in Texas after World War II, to care for a dead soldier's body "because the whites wouldn't like it" - and shows how the Incident sparked outrage nationwide, and contributed to the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
|Title:||Independent Lens: The Longoria Affair|
|Starring:||Tony Plana, Walter Borden, Brian Downey, Tom Gallant, Jeffrey Hirschfield, Rolf Kanies, Michael McManus, Jeff Pustil, Xenia Seeberg, Patricia Zentilli|
|Run Time:||60 minutes|