A documentary about an African-American woman’s fight for justice after suffering a brutal rape by a group of white men.
Mrs. 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 attackers. 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. An attempted rape against Parks was but one inspiration for her ongoing work to find justice for countless women like Taylor.
The 1955 bus boycott was an end result, not a beginning.
‘With lucidity and deep feeling, Nancy Buirski’s documentary maps an ugly trail of injustice and then widens its lens to pay tribute to the women of colour whose refusal to be silent helped drive the evolution of the Civil Rights movement’ … The Hollywood Reporter.
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