The Special Prize for Human Rights is conferred at the 74° Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica - La Biennale di Venezia 2017 to the best film that is expression of a culture for the defense of human rights, the protection of civil rights, the valorisation of cultural diversity.
Statement from the Jury:
"Alabama 1944. The sharpness of a story, that brings us in the deep dark heart of the United States of America. The racism and the violence against women is told by Nancy Buirski, in a documentary that recognizes the strength of a person as Rosa Parks, fundamental for the civil rights, and the courage of Racy Taylor, the African American woman who denounced her rapists."