Sins of the Father

This film is based on the true story of a relationship between Tom Cherry and his
father Bobby Frank Cherry, who was a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Bobby Cherry was
charged for being apart in one of the most biggest crimes in US history. This horrible
tragedy happened in1963, the bombing of the Baptist Church in Birmingham that killed
four young girls: Denise McNair, Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson and Cynthia
Wesley. This film impressively recreated this event and put you in the perspective of
some of the people who lived through this. It was filled with a lot of flashbacks from
Tom's perspective as well showing some of the things that people had to deal with at that
time. The most impressive thing on the film was how atfirst you don't really know what
is going on and why, but once you see all the flashbacks Tom thinks about you piece it all
The character that impressed me most was Tom Cherry. Tom grew up living with
his family and trying to make his father proud. When Tom had to do something bad in
order to gain his father's approval, you would see him hesitate atfirst knowing what he's
is bad but still does it anyway. Such a situation happened when Tom, his brother Bobby
jr. and their father were walking down a street and bump into a black man. The black
man recognized that the father was from the KKK and started a fight with the father. The
father took this metal rod that the black man was holding and whacked him on the head.
While the black man was on the ground bleeding, the father gave Tom the rod so he
could whack him. Atfirst you see Tom hesitate knowing that it wasn't the right thing to
do, but under the pressure of his father watching him he goes and whacks the black man
anyway. This is when youfirst see that Tom really is a good person, he only does bad

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