THE RAPE OF RECY TAYLOR
Filmfest 2018

In the American South, "separate but equal" was the doctrine that legitimized segregating people of different races while supposedly giving them equal rights. Recy Taylor, who was raped by six white men in Alabama in 1944, was one of many people who experienced the legal system as it really was. She pressed charges against her accusers, which was rare for the time, but the case never went to court. Using interviews and archive material, Nancy Buirski examines a historical case that brings to mind in every shot the extent to which hate and inequality have not been overcome.

tags: Documentary, History, Human Rights, Crime/Murder

With: Robert Corbitt, Alma Daniels, Crystal Feimster, Esther Cooper Jackson, James Johnson ll

Credits

Screenplay: Nancy Buirski

Original Material: Danielle L. McGuire

Director of Photography: Rex Miller

Film Editor: Anthony Ripoli

Composer: Randall Poster

Sound: Tony Volante

Producer: Nancy Buirski, Beth Hubbard

Co-Producer: Claire L. Chandler, Susan Margolin

Production Company: Augusta Films

World Sales: Wide House

Director: Nancy Buirski

biography

Producer and director Nancy Buirski is founder and former head of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. She is best known for her documentary films, including AFTERNOON OF A FAUN: TANAQUIL LE CLERCQ (2013) and THE LOVING STORY (2012), about Richard and Mildred Loving, whose court case in the 1960s led to the overturning of a law forbidding interracial marriages. Buirski was producer of LOVING (2016), the feature-film version of the story.