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I first heard of Recy Taylor when reading ‘At the Dark End of the Street’ and her story was nothing short of harrowing. My heart broke when reading that book, and broke again when hearing her story told in ‘The Rape of Recy Taylor’. It’s easy not to watch these documentaries or listen to these stories because they are too sad - too dark - too harrowing - but how are we to learn if we don’t listen to each other’s stories and learn to show compassion? Yes it’s a difficult and painful watch - but it also shines a light on the people who loved her and who spent years fighting, for both her justice and for her story to be told.
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#recytaylor #civilrights #therapeofrecytaylor #civilrightsmovement #compassion #love #hope #change #fightforchange #fightforjustice #rosaparks #naacp #nancybuirski #documentary #london

#Repost @tobyjkidd ・・・
This brilliant new documentary ‘The Rape of Recy Taylor’ is out in cinemas today Recy Taylor was courageous enough to speak out in 1944 after she was raped by six white teenagers. @peterbradshaw1 @guardian describes how her case (headed up by Rosa Parks) ‘was part of the galvanising process that energised the civil rights movement in postwar America. In 2011, the state of Alabama finally offered Taylor an “apology” – rather British in its formality and futility – for its failure to convict her assailants. Taylor died in December last year at the age of 97, evidently too frail to be interviewed on camera, but Buirski speaks to many of her surviving family, and indeed many of her attackers’ surviving family members. This gives a larger, tragic context to the movie, without blunting its anger. Buirski’s vigorous and wide-ranging film draws on the various modes of expression and protest that the Recy Taylor case brought into focus: the black-oriented press and the “race film” industry targeted at black audiences.’’ #recytaylor #therapeofrecytaylor #rosaparks

THE RAPE OF RECY TAYLOR by Nancy Buirski at the @krakowfilmfestival .
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In 1944, a 24-year-old Afro-American woman from #Alabama was raped by six white men. Her case was defended by #rosaparks, a legendary human rights activist. Using old film footage about racial incidents, the director speaks out on the issue of the sexual exploitation of black women. .
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In the era of #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter, the story of Recy Taylor, who once broke the silence on the same issue, takes on particular importance.
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#TheRapeOfRecyTaylor #NancyBuirski #58KFF #krakowfilmfestival #krakow #filmfestival #recytaylor #humanrights #womenrights #film #filmmaker #filmmaking #filmfestival #cinema #movie #movieworld #cinematography #cinematographer #poland

#Repost @katbrown82
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This week I had the honour of writing for @telegraph about Recy Taylor, the woman named by Oprah Winfrey in her Golden Globes speech as “a name you should know”, and the subject of an exceptionally good documentary by Nancy Buirski coming out this week, The Rape of Recy Taylor.
Recy Taylor lived under Jim Crow laws in Alabama. She was raped, and mutilated to the extent she never again bore a child, by six white teenage boys who, as an interviewee in the film puts it, just didn’t “see” her. She was nothing to them, as years of teaching by their forefathers had told them that it was their bloodright to help themselves to black women.
In spite of this, Recy Taylor spoke up and reported her attackers to the police. One of them, the driver, confessed. Yet none were arrested, and at trial, all of them got off. The NAACP then took up Taylor’s cause, sending in Rosa Parks as lead investigator. Black women, and men, around the US wrote to the Alabama governor demanding a fair hearing; the black press rallied; and eventually even the silent white press covered the story.
Recy Taylor was given another day in court, but there was no justice for her - not until further public pressure led to an official apology in 2011. But her speaking up led to more people doing so. One woman’s call for action had a spiralling effect, and the need to safeguard black women’s bodies led to the Civil Rights Act.
Link to the story in my bio (you will need to register for free). As women and men fill my timeline as they go home to vote to repeal the 8th amendment, this is a good day to celebrate extraordinary action for justice, and positive change.
#recytaylor #sayhername #inspiringwomen #therapeofrecytaylor #civilrights #blacklivesmatter #whitesupremacy #worldhistory #ourhistory

If you find yourself wondering what to do next on this long weekend, go see this film. You won't regret it. Stylist calls it "the most important film of 2018"! https://apple.news/ALE-pN_W_THurJ1PgxEr3GA . And follow @modernfilmsent to hear about more of the great films to come... #recytaylor #shespokeup

This brilliant new documentary ‘The Rape of Recy Taylor’ is out in cinemas today Recy Taylor was courageous enough to speak out in 1944 after she was raped by six white teenagers. @peterbradshaw1 @guardian describes how her case (headed up by Rosa Parks) ‘was part of the galvanising process that energised the civil rights movement in postwar America. In 2011, the state of Alabama finally offered Taylor an “apology” – rather British in its formality and futility – for its failure to convict her assailants. Taylor died in December last year at the age of 97, evidently too frail to be interviewed on camera, but Buirski speaks to many of her surviving family, and indeed many of her attackers’ surviving family members. This gives a larger, tragic context to the movie, without blunting its anger. Buirski’s vigorous and wide-ranging film draws on the various modes of expression and protest that the Recy Taylor case brought into focus: the black-oriented press and the “race film” industry targeted at black audiences.’’ #recytaylor #therapeofrecytaylor #rosaparks

“The most important film of 2018... Quietly devastating, profoundly beautiful” - Stylist / “A blistering howl of protest” **** Time Out / “A very fine and very powerful piece of work... Worth seeing under any circumstances” BBC R5 Live - Kermode & Mayo Film Review / “A spectral documentary that gives old events new force” * * * * Financial Times / * * * * The Guardian / * * * * The Independent / THE RAPE OF RECY TAYLOR is in UK cinemas from today, directed by Nancy Buirski / #RecyTaylor #SheSpokeUp #TheRapeOfRecyTaylor #ModernFilms #NancyBuirksi #MeToo #TimesUp #BlackLivesMatter

Discover Recy's story today. The Rape of Recy Taylor is in cinemas now. #RecyTaylor #SheSpokeUp #MeToo #TimesUp #documentary #civilrightsmovement #rosaparks

"Deeply moving and horrifying in a way that only true stories can be". See The Rape of Recy Taylor in cinemas from Friday #launchingfilms #history #documentary #recytaylor #justice #documentarycinema #doc #cinema #film #movies #films #instamovies #instafilms

Watch the inspirational story of Mrs Recy Taylor, a woman who refused to stay quiet after sexual assault and stood up for justice in new documentary #TheRapeOfRecyTaylor - in cinemas from Friday. More info: http://ow.ly/YVJr50hqqf4 #launchingfilms #history #documentary #recytaylor #justice #documentarycinema #doc #cinema #film #movies #films #instamovies #instafilms

This week I had the honour of writing for @telegraph about Recy Taylor, the woman named by Oprah Winfrey in her Golden Globes speech as “a name you should know”, and the subject of an exceptionally good documentary by Nancy Buirski coming out this week, The Rape of Recy Taylor.
Recy Taylor lived under Jim Crow laws in Alabama. She was raped, and mutilated to the extent she never again bore a child, by six white teenage boys who, as an interviewee in the film puts it, just didn’t “see” her. She was nothing to them, as years of teaching by their forefathers had told them that it was their bloodright to help themselves to black women.
In spite of this, Recy Taylor spoke up and reported her attackers to the police. One of them, the driver, confessed. Yet none were arrested, and at trial, all of them got off. The NAACP then took up Taylor’s cause, sending in Rosa Parks as lead investigator. Black women, and men, around the US wrote to the Alabama governor demanding a fair hearing; the black press rallied; and eventually even the silent white press covered the story.
Recy Taylor was given another day in court, but there was no justice for her - not until further public pressure led to an official apology in 2011. But her speaking up led to more people doing so. One woman’s call for action had a spiralling effect, and the need to safeguard black women’s bodies led to the Civil Rights Act.
Link to the story in my bio (you will need to register for free). As women and men fill my timeline as they go home to vote to repeal the 8th amendment, this is a good day to celebrate extraordinary action for justice, and positive change.
#recytaylor #sayhername #inspiringwomen #therapeofrecytaylor #civilrights #blacklivesmatter #whitesupremacy #worldhistory #ourhistory

#Repost @emmadabiri ・・・
Recy Taylor, born and raised in a sharecropping family in the Jim Crow era Southern United States. Her refusal to remain silent about a brutal rape she suffered, perpetrated by white men, led to organizing in the African-American community on behalf of justice and civil rights. Today we are facing the absences in our histories & beginning to recognise the contributions of at least some, of the many, black women who the narrative sought to exclude #recytaylor #sayhername

A story that needs to be heard. See The Rape of Recy Taylor from Friday at a cinema near you, booking link in bio. #SheSpokeUp #TimesUp #MeToo #RecyTaylor #documentary

Using home videos, rare Race Films and archive footage, this is the story of Recy Taylor: a woman who pressed charges against her rapists in 1944 and changed the course of the civil rights movement, becoming an icon of the #metoo and #timesup era.

Screening daily from this Friday. #shespokeup #dochouse #documentaryfilm #recytaylor

This afternoon, Recy Taylor’s story was heard at Parliament in Westminster, with a special preview screening of “The Rape of Recy Taylor”, directed by Nancy Buirski. We are proud to be working on the UK PR for the film which you can see in UK cinemas from this Friday. See link in bio for where to watch it. #SheSpokeUp #RecyTaylor #TimesUp #BlackLivesMatter #ModernFilms #Oprah #NancyBuirski #RosaParks #politics #womensrights #humanrights #speakout

Recy Taylor, born and raised in a sharecropping family in the Jim Crow era Southern United States. Her refusal to remain silent about a brutal rape she suffered, perpetrated by white men, led to organizing in the African-American community on behalf of justice and civil rights. Today we are facing the absences in our histories & beginning to recognise the contributions of at least some, of the many, black women who the narrative sought to exclude #recytaylor #sayhername

We saw The Rape of Recy Taylor this week. Such a powerful documentary all about the injustice faced by black woman and their role in the civil rights movement. If you get chance, go and see this - it's absolutely incredible! .
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#SheSpokeUp #therapeofrecytaylor #documentary #documentaryfilm #doc #civilrightamovement #recytaylor #rosaparks #martinlutherking #racism #feminism #therapeofrecytaylorfilm #alltimemovies #youtuber #youtube #screening

#SheSpokeUp. See the unmissable and acclaimed documentary, The Rape of #RecyTaylor, in cinemas May 25. #TimesUp #Documentaries

#Repost @bbcwomanshour
When @oprah mentioned Recy Taylor in her speech at the #GoldenGlobes this year, she told us it was a name we should remember. Recy was 24 in 1944. She was black, a mother & a sharecropper when she was raped by six white men in Alabama. It was rare for any woman to speak out about such abuse, but the civil rights activist Rosa Parks took up her case and it triggered an unprecedented outcry for justice. Download the #podcast or go to our website to hear more about her life from documentary film maker Nancy Buirski #therapeofrecytaylor (📸: Modern Film)
#recytaylor | #rosaparks | #civilrights | #justice

Incredibly lucky to catch The Rape of Recy Taylor today 🎥 such a brilliant, evocative and anger-welling documentary - can't recommend it enough
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#shespokeup #recytaylor #therapeofrecytaylor #therapeofrecytaylorfilm #documentary #oprah #timesup #metoo #justice

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