The Rape of Recy Taylor
The Rape Of Recy Taylor is a documentary about a 24-year old black mother and sharecropper who was brutally sexually assaulted by six white men in 1944 Alabama.
Recy had the courage to speak up at the time and identified her rapists. The NAACP sent Rosa Parks, their chief investigator (and civil rights activist) to look into the case. Her representation and the community's rallied support triggered an unprecedented outcry for justice.
Written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Nancy Buirski, whose credits include Loving (as producer), The Loving Story and By Sidney Lumet. In talking about the story, Buirski has said that 'Recy is very reluctant hero ... She understood she had to speak up if she wanted to help other women. People like Rosa [Parks] convinced her it was a crime.'
Winner of the prestigious Human Rights Nights Special Prize at the 74th Venice Film Festival and nominated for Best Documentary at the NAACP Image Awards.
'Recy Taylor, a name I know and I think you should know too.' - Oprah Winfrey, Golden Globes 2018
'Taylor was wronged. She was raped. And it’s high time the world knew about it.' - The Pool
'The most important film of 2018.' - Stylist
'One of the year's most vital documentaries.' 4 stars - The Guardian
'Recy Taylor - a catalyst for the civil rights movement.' - BBC Woman's Hour
'How one woman's refusal to keep quiet shamed - and changed - America.' - Telegraph