Gripping drama, based on a true story, details the 1965 formation of "the Deacons for Defense," a black militia group in Louisiana. After experiencing firsthand the dehumanizing effects of racism, factory worker Forest Whitaker leads a group of heavily-armed African-American men in a stand against civil rights violators and the Ku Klux Klan. With Jonathan Silverman, Ossie Davis. 99 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; interviews; filmographies.