Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till (2005)
Critic Consensus: Without sensationalism or flinching from the brutality of the crime, this documentary is an eye-opening call for justice.
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Beauchamp, who worked on his film for nine years, dutifully reinterviews the surviving witnesses, and more effectively than any previous documentary or return look at the case, re-creates the atmosphere of a 1950s Mississippi.
This well-focused, short (75 minute) film will be an eye opener for those who didn't live through the era. For those who did, it will be all too familiar.
Untold Story is a documentary of compassion and urgency, a film that cries out, as virtually every film and story on this subject does, for justice, something that didn't happen in 1950s Mississippi.
Potent and searing.
You leave the theater feeling moved by a mother's courage, sickened by the crime and a little frustrated, wondering if this unquiet moment in our history will ever rest easy.
Audience Reviews for Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till
Tragic...yet amidst the horror a mother takes a brave stand and brings humanity to the civil rights movement forever...
Can't believe this was only a few decades ago. A good doc about injustice and racism.
Probably the most compelling and disturbing documentary I have ever seen! It truly opened my eyes as to racial injustices in the Southern states of the U.S. prior to the 1960s. Emmett Louis Till was a catalyst to the American Civil Rights Movement, and as such, I believe virtually everyone should spare some time to see this.
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