I believe that the ending of BOYCOTT was more effective than the ending of 4 Little Girls mainly because of how the two endings made me feel. After watching BOYCOTT, I felt the impact of what had occurred at the time, and the film almost felt unfinished. BOYCOTT made it evident that the civil rights movement was not so long ago, and that the issue of race is still ongoing.
Protesters during the Civil Rights movement – rather similar to protests occurring today.
In contrast, I felt that the ending of 4 Little girls was rather forgettable and predictable. One of the family members of the girls merely said that, yes, bad things happen in life, but that she is still so grateful for the life she was given. This ending makes everything seem neat and tied up, and leaves the reader feeling satisfied, which while it may be better for ticket sales, is not beneficial in the fight for racial justice. This movie about 4 girls who died, should have ended with more outrage, and it should have left the watcher feeling angry or emotional. This ending allows the viewer to feel content that issues of race are in the past if they so please, and does not challenge the views of that individual.