The Rape Of Recy Taylor (2017)

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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.

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Planting a flag firmly at the intersection of patriarchy, sexism and white supremacy, "The Rape of Recy Taylor" is a documentary of multiple layers and marvelous gumption.

Dec 14, 2017 | Full Review…

The film is a haunting, damning unpacking of history that also reminds us how little progress we've made.

Dec 13, 2017 | Full Review…

Essential viewing, not least for its emphasis on the crucial role of women in the civil-rights movement ...

Dec 11, 2017 | Full Review…

In the highly charged political and social environment of today's America and today's Alabama, the bald facts of this case, however they are communicated, remain acutely provocative.

Dec 9, 2017 | Full Review…
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What's onscreen here is often so very busy that The Rape of Recy Taylor turns into a parody of a certain mindset in American documentary filmmaking.

Dec 8, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

A welcome, stirring tribute to black female resilience through the ages.

Dec 7, 2017 | Full Review…

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