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Matthew McConaughey and ‘Free State of Jones' shine new light on American civil war

By: Melissa BELL Follow | Valérie DEFERT
1 min

Today on Encore! Valerie Defert has been talking to actor Matthew McConaughey. He stars in the new film "Free State of Jones", which recounts one of the lesser known episodes of the American civil war. It's the story of Newton Knight, a poor white farmer who led an extraordinary rebellion in the heart of Mississippi, waging a guerrilla war against the Confederacy and declaring loyalty to the Union.

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