28 Days of Black Cinema: Day 12
The Loving Story (2011)
Starring: Mildred Loving, Richard Loving
Directed by Nancy Buirski
Written by Nancy Buirski, Susie Ruth Powell
"We can lose the small battles and win the big war."-Mildred Loving
In this documentary, we follow the lives of Richard and Mildred Loving, in interracial couple in the 1950s. They fell in love and wanted to go about their new life together as any other couple in love. But the state of Virgina had a very big problem with that. Virginia declared their love, illegal.
This film tells their story so beautifully. Being in an interracial marriage myself, I salute them for their love, courage and strength, to fight the battle that needed to be fought.
A true love story.