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PG-13| 1 hr. 10 min.

Plot Summary
This documentary presents a sobering reminder of the racial tensions that gripped America not so long ago. In Mississippi during the '50s, a black teenager named Emmett Louis Till, who is from Chicago and visiting his great-uncle, whistles at a white woman in public. Not too long afterward, he is kidnapped and murdered. The filmmakers revisit the public outrage that follows, revealing Till's family as being particularly brave for standing up to white racism when it was clearly unsafe to do so.

Cast:

Director: Keith Beauchamp

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: ThinkFilm

The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till (2004)

Release Date: August 17th, 2005|1 hr. 10 min.

critic reviews (10)
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  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    The heroine of this story is the eloquent Mamie Till-Mobley, Emmett's mother, who recalls her fight to have an open-casket funeral for her son. show more

  • 88
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    It is a devastating indictment of the ruling class of Money, Miss. show more

  • 90
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    There is no denying the emotional impact of the story, which is powerfully conveyed in this important, deeply moving documentary. show more

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