WATCH: ‘The Rape Of Recy Taylor’ Documentary Trailer

Nancy Buirski’s documentary The Rape of Recy Taylor released its first trailer.  The trailer paints a tragic picture of the titular Taylor and her story that rings true to today’s treatment of women.

The documentary puts highlights the Jim Crow South, where the number of women raped were staggering. The women did not report the crimes in fear of their lives. Recy Taylor, a 24-year- old mother, did not keep her story hidden. When she was gang raped by 6 white boys in 1944 Alabama she spoke up and with the help of Rosa Parks and legions of women spreading the word, they worked to get Taylor justice.

“The Rape of Recy Taylor is a profoundly moving, incredibly important film that showcases all of the elements of great nonfiction cinema,” said Danielle DiGiacomo, VP of Acquisitions at The Orchard.

Check out the trailer above.

 

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