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DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till (2012)

 |  Drama  |  9 February 2012 (USA)
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It is 1955. The body of 14-year old Emmett Till from Chicago is discovered in a Money, MS river. Two men are acquitted for the murder. LOOK magazine interviews the residents of Money to get at the root of what happened.

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The tale of a black teen from Chicago and how his lynching and murder In Mississippi became the inspiration for the American civil rights movement.

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A true-to-life dramatization of the death of 14-year-old Emmett Till, a Chicago teenager who, while visiting relatives in Money, Mississippi, in August 1955, was kidnapped, tortured and ... See full summary »

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The story of Emmett Till, a young African-American who was brutally murdered in the deep South in 1955.

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Days after stepping off the train, 14-year old Emmett Till from Chicago goes missing in Money, Mississippi. Later, the boy's mutilated body is found in a river. William Bradford Huie of Look magazine interviews the people of Money to get at the root of what happened. The two men acquitted for the boy's murder, Roy Bryant Jr. and J.W. Milam, agree to sit down to discuss the trial. Not a word had been uttered outside a courtroom by them or their kin, until now... * DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till, is the TRUE STORY crafted from the public record: a transfixing, true-dramatization of the historic interviews and events surrounding the murder that became a lightning rod for moral outrage and pivotal in inspiring a whole generation of young people to commit to social change in the 1950s. 'His death was a spark that ignited the Civil Rights Movement in America,' Ed Bradley, Emmy Award-winning journalist. * The film was adapted from the acclaimed one-man play written and performed by Mike... Written by Rob Underhill

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A powerful piece about Southern realities.
4 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Terrible things happen, but only by understanding the 'why' behind them, can we come to grips with the essence of the matter. This one-man movie evokes an extra-ordinary feeling of comprehension each time I watch it, and for that alone it would be worth your time.

The depth of the event and the change in the characters as they confront what had happened, is excellent drama.

That there is only one actor is at first distracting, but soon enough you can see how it helps to filter out the extraneous parts. You can not vicariously hate those who did the lynching by hating the actors who portray them. Instead, you must pay attention to the story because the story is all you have.

It is, in the end, all you need.


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