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My Nephew Emmett (2017)

Not Rated | | Short, Drama, History | 6 August 2017 (USA)
At 2:30AM on August 28, 1955 in the most racially divided state in the country, 64 year-old Mose Wright tries to protect his 14 year-old nephew Emmett Till from two racist killers out for ... See full summary »

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Kevin Wilson Jr.
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Credited cast:
Dorian Davis ... Maurice Wright
Jasmine Guy ... Elizabeth Wright
Emily Hooper ... Carolyn Bryant
Tylon Larry Tylon Larry ... Simeon Wright
Ethan Leaverton Ethan Leaverton ... Roy Bryant
William Perkins William Perkins ... Journalist
Dane Rhodes ... J.W. Milam
Chris Steele ... Robert Wright
L.B. Williams L.B. Williams ... Mose Wright
Joshua Wright Joshua Wright ... Emmett Till
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At 2:30AM on August 28, 1955 in the most racially divided state in the country, 64 year-old Mose Wright tries to protect his 14 year-old nephew Emmett Till from two racist killers out for blood. Based on the true story of the 1955 murder of Emmett Louis Till.

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6 August 2017 (USA) See more »

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Мой племянник Эммет See more »

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raw terror
24 January 2018 | by ferguson-6See all my reviews

Greetings again from the darkness. Racism is a global issue touching every continent and most every town. Never is it more powerful or disheartening than when presented as the story of one person or family. Kevin Wilson Jr's short film dramatizes the true story from 1955 when 14 year old Emmett Till from Chicago visited his Uncle Mose in Mississippi.

Told from the perspective of Uncle Mose (a terrific LB Williams), there are a couple of haunting images and moments. When a neighbor mentions to Mose that Emmett (Joshua Wright) had whistled at the wife of a white townsperson, Mose immediately knows trouble is coming. The image of this proud man unable to find peace in a rare bath, and then assuming a position of sentry in the middle of the night, is fascinating and terribly sad to anyone with a shred of humanity.

The film exemplifies personal terror in its rawest form. Most of us can't relate to living in constant fear, but this well-studied incident has remained in the forefront of civil rights history for more than 60 years. It's chilling to see the final clip of the real Mose delivering his statement on camera so long ago. It's a wonderful short film with lasting impact.


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