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The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till -- Never-before-seen testimony is included in this documentary on Emmett Louis Till, who, in 1955, was brutally murdered after he whistled at a white woman.
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Mamie Till ... Herself (as Mamie Till Mobley)
Wheeler Parker ... Himself (as Rev. Wheeler Parker)
Simeon Wright ... Himself
Ruthie Mae Crawford ... Herself

Al Sharpton ... Himself
Charles Evers ... Himself
Raymond Lockett ... Himself (as Dr. Raymond Lockett)
Roosevelt Crawford ... Himself
Mose Wright ... Himself (archive footage)
Roy Bryant ... Himself (archive footage)
J.W. Milam ... Himself (archive footage)
Willie Reed ... Himself
Mary Johnson ... Herself
H. Clarence Strider ... Himself (archive footage) (as Sheriff H. Clarence Strider)
George Smith ... Himself (as Sheriff George Smith)
Charles Hayes ... Himself - UPWA-CIO (archive footage)
Alma Spearman ... Herself
Roy Wilkins ... Himself (archive footage)
Dan Wakefield ... Himself
Gerald Chatham ... Himself (archive footage)
Medgar Evers ... Himself (archive footage)
Carolyn Bryant ... Herself (archive footage)
Charles C. Diggs Jr. ... Himself (archive footage) (as Congressman Charles Diggs)
Juanita Milam ... Herself (archive footage)
Sidney Carlton ... Himself (archive footage)
Henry Lee Loggins ... Himself
R. Alexander Acosta ... Himself (archive footage)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Raymond Brown ... Himself
Frank Reynolds ... Himself - Interviewer (archive footage)
Emmett Till ... Himself (archive footage)

Directed by
Keith Beauchamp  (as Keith A. Beauchamp)
 
Produced by
Ceola Beauchamp .... executive producer (as Ceola J. Beauchamp)
Edgar Beauchamp .... executive producer (as Edgar E. Beauchamp)
Keith Beauchamp .... producer (as Keith A. Beauchamp)
Steven C. Beer .... associate producer (as Steven Beer)
Ali Bey .... executive producer
Yolande Geralds .... co-producer
Ronnique Hawkins .... associate producer
Steve Laitmon .... executive producer (as Steven J. Laitmon)
Jacki Ochs .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Jim Papoulis 
 
Film Editing by
David Dessel 
 
Production Management
Jason Stoff .... post-production supervisor
 
Sound Department
Carmen Borgia .... audio post supervisor
Margaret Crimmins .... sound editor
Greg Smith .... sound editor
Kevin Wilson .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Rondrick Cowins .... camera operator
Scott Marshall .... camera operator
Sikay Tang .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
John Rehberger .... on-line editor
Bill Stokes .... colorist
 
Other crew
Markus Janner .... digital team
Maurice Lauchner .... vocals by
Odetta .... vocals by
Caryl Papoulis .... vocals by
Keith Yurevitz .... digital team
 
Thanks
Peggy Scott Adams .... special thanks
Olywashola Ajewole .... special thanks
Muhammad Ali .... special thanks
Devery Anderson .... special thanks
Andrea Banks .... special thanks
Selina Banks .... special thanks
Tyrone Banks .... special thanks
Walter Banks .... special thanks
David T. Beito .... special thanks (as Dr. David Beito)
Linda Beito .... special thanks (as Dr. Linda Beito)
A.R. Bernard Sr. .... special thanks (as Rev. A.R. Bernard Sr.)
Donald Burger .... special thanks
Iris G. Butler .... special thanks (as Iris G. Butler)
Al Caldwell .... special thanks
Christina Chan .... special thanks
Ben Chaney .... special thanks
Sri Chinmoy .... special thanks
Vajaya Claxton .... special thanks
Joyce Conner .... special thanks
Blanche Weison Cook .... special thanks
Tracey Cook .... special thanks
Sam Cotto .... special thanks
Clare Cross .... special thanks
Constance Curry .... special thanks
Leroy Davis .... special thanks (as Mayor Leroy Davis)
Kimberly Dawkins .... special thanks
James Dellatacoma .... special thanks
Kathy Ewa .... special thanks
Jason Geralds .... special thanks
Scott Gilly .... special thanks
Patrice Glen .... special thanks
Linda Goldstein .... special thanks
Deloris Gresham .... special thanks
Keith Gunthorpe .... special thanks
Claudia Hayden .... special thanks
Nathalie Hazan .... special thanks
David Holmberg .... special thanks
Letitia James .... special thanks (as Leticia James)
Doria Johnson .... special thanks
Frank Ku .... special thanks
Horatio Lee .... special thanks
Jimmy Lewis .... special thanks: Miss Butch Records
Rosalind Lichter .... special thanks
Alene Lockett .... special thanks
Raymond Lockett .... special thanks
Mike Maggiore .... special thanks
Levell Malloy .... special thanks
Bernard T. Mason Jr. .... special thanks
Chenoa Maxwell .... special thanks (as Chenoa Maxwell Peak)
Kim Maxwell .... special thanks
Saudia Muwwakki .... special thanks
Susan Norget .... special thanks
Major Owens .... special thanks (as Rep. Major Owens)
Deviak Persaud .... special thanks
Charles Rangel .... special thanks
Crystal Robinson .... special thanks
Nettie Robinson .... special thanks
Bobby Rush .... special thanks (as Congressman Bobby Rush)
Bernice Ruth .... special thanks
Jerry Saltzman .... special thanks
Chuck Schumer .... special thanks
Derek Showard .... special thanks (as Grandmixer DXT)
Ed Smith .... special thanks (as Alderman Ed Smith)
Brent Staples .... special thanks
Pricilla Sterling .... special thanks
Ken Sunshine .... special thanks
Alvin Sykes .... special thanks
Sikay Tang .... special thanks
Mamie Till .... in loving memory (as Mamie Till-Mobley)
Ed Towns .... special thanks (as Rep. Ed Towns)
Lorraine Townsend .... special thanks
Scott Wigdor .... special thanks
Rosa H. Williams .... special thanks (as Dr. Rosa H. Williams)
 

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Rated PG-13 for some violent images
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USA:70 min
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Powerful documentary of a turning point in the civil rights movement, 13 December 2011
Author: runamokprods from US

Tremendously powerful, straightforward documentary about the horrific lynching of a black teen in 1955 Mississippi for whistling at a white woman, and the pathetic lack of justice that followed. The incident itself helped launch the modern civil rights movement.

The film is mostly simple interviews with Till's surviving family and friends, and a few other witnesses to the events , interspersed with some stills and bits of news footage from the time. But a story this strong doesn't need a lot of gloss, and if the film feels almost amateurish at moments, that pales before its heartrending, infuriating, and terrifying story, made real by the memories of those who were there.

The film was responsible for re-opening a federal investigation of the crime, 50 some odd years after the fact, with the hope of finally bring some justice and closure to the noble and brave Till family, and to all African-Americans, for whom this crime represents the worst of America.

An important moment in recent history that should never be forgotten

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