The Rape of Recy Taylor
First screened in September 2017
Director: Nancy Buirski. Documentary about the 1944 case of a black woman raped by six white men in Abbeville, Alabama, and its rare but blunted judicial life. Screenplay: Nancy Buirski (inspired by the book At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance—A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power by Danielle L. McGuire).

Twitter Capsule: Distills an important story. More effective as a short? Very moving interviews. Fresh takes on Rosa Parks.

VOR:   Alternates between poetic montages of race films, stock footage, and precious archival evidence and blunter, sometimes repetitive interviews.



Photo © 2017 Augusta Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B


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