The Rape of Recy Taylor

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The Rape of Recy Taylor

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The Rape of Recy Taylor

Release Date: May 30, 2019

Year    :   2019
Slogan    :   «She spoke up»
Genres    :   Documentary, History
Production Companies    :   Augusta Films, Transform Films, Artemis Rising, Matador Films
Director    :   Nancy Buirski
Producers    :   Jack Turner, Geralyn White Dreyfous, Regina K. Scully, Barbara Dobkin, Bobby Kondrat, Amy Tiemann, Mark Trustin, Claire L. Chandler
Writers    :   Nancy Buirski
RunTime    :   91 mins.

Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. Common in Jim Crow South, few women spoke up in fear for their lives. Not Recy Taylor, who bravely identified her rapists. The NAACP sent its chief rape investigator Rosa Parks, who rallied support and triggered an unprecedented outcry for justice. The film exposes a legacy of physical abuse of black women and reveals Rosa Parks’ intimate role in Recy Taylor’s story.

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