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Scottsboro: An American Tragedy (2000)

The history of the "Scottsboro Boys," a group of African American men who were victims of a racist miscarriage of justice that became a national controversy.

Directors:

Barak Goodman, Daniel Anker (co-director)

Writers:

Barak Goodman, Kay Boyle (opening poem)

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Andre Braugher ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nesbitt Blaisdell ... Voices (voice)
Sam Catlin ... Voices (voice)
Jeffrey DeMunn ... Voices (voice)
Frances McDormand ... Voices (voice)
Daver Morrison ... Voices (voice)
Stanley Tucci ... Voices (voice)
Lee Wilkof ... Voices (voice)
Harris Yulin ... Voices (voice)
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A look at the infamous "Scottsboro Boys" case that occurred in Alabama in 1931, in which nine young black men were arrested, tried and quickly convicted in the rape of two white women, despite overwhelming evidence that showed their accusers had falsely accused them and the fact that one of the women later admitted that no rape had in fact occurred (although both had had sexual relations with their boyfriends on the day prior to the "rape"). The case was one of the first that shined a spotlight on what many called the "legal lynchings" that occurred in the South whenever blacks were accused of crimes, especially against whites and most especially against white women. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Scottsboro - oikeusmurha See more »

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First documentary directed by Daniel Anker. See more »

Connections

Version of Heavens Fall (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

The Scottsboro Boys Shall Not Die
Music by L.E. Swift
Lyrics by Abron
Performed by The New York City Labor Chorus
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