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My Nephew Emmett (2017)

Not Rated | | Short, Drama, History | 7 May 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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
L.B. Williams L.B. Williams ... Mose Wright
Joshua Wright Joshua Wright ... Emmett Till
Dane Rhodes ... J.W. Milam
Ethan Leaverton ... Roy Bryant
Jasmine Guy ... Elizabeth Wright
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dorian Davis ... Maurice Wright
Emily Hooper ... Carolyn Bryant
Tylon Larry Tylon Larry ... Simeon Wright
William Perkins ... Journalist
Chris Steele ... Robert Wright
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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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Short | Drama | History

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Director Kevin Wilson, Jr. attended North Carolina A&T State University where he studied Journalism & Communications. See more »

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Featured in The Oscars (2018) See more »

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Well made, educational and moving.
1 March 2018 | by HellmantSee all my reviews

'MY NEPHEW EMMETT': Four Stars (Out of Five)

A 20-minute short film about the attempted abduction, by two white men, of a 14-year-old African-American boy, who's also the nephew of a respected African-American preacher, from his home in 1955 Mississippi. The boy was accused of whistling at a white woman, and it becomes obvious that he'll most certainly be killed if the white men take him. The short was written and directed by Kevin Wilson Jr., and it stars L.B. Williams, Joshua Wright, Jasmine Guy and Dane Rhodes. This short is a retelling of a classic history lesson (which I had forgotten the outcome of). It's well made, educational and moving. It's also decently acted, and the cinematography is beautiful too at times.


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