This past year I was lucky enough to contribute my voice to the documentary The Rape of Recy Taylor written, produced, and directed by Nancy Buirski (By Sydney Lumet, The Loving Story [HBO]).
Recy Taylor documents the story of Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black woman and mother, who was gang raped by 6 white boys in 1944 Alabama.
The filmmakers explain, "[o]ur 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,"
It recently had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival 2017. As well, it won The Special Prize for Human Rights at the 74th Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica - La Biennale di Venezia 2017.
This October it will have its North American premiere at the 55th New York Film Festival with two screenings: Sunday, October 1st at 9 PM (Walter Reade Theater) and Tuesday, October 3rd at 6 PM (Francesca Beale Theater).
You can find tickets here.
And check out a teaser clip below: