THE RAPE OF RECY TAYLOR, FEATURE-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY (2017)
Director: Nancy Buirski; Director of Photography: Rex Miller.
World Premiere at the Venice Film Festival, US Premiere at the NY Film Festival
"Oprah put it best at the Globes when she asserted that Recy's story, "was somewhere in Rosa Parks' heart almost 11 years later, when she made the decision to stay seated on that bus in Montgomery, and it's here with every woman who chooses to say, 'Me too.'"
MASHABLE | THERE'S A MUST-WATCH DOCUMENTARY ABOUT RECY TAYLOR, THE WOMAN OPRAH SHOUTED OUT IN GLOBES SPEECH
Oprah dedicated her rallying acceptance speech at the Golden Globes to the fighters of justice that history tried to forget. Specifically, she expressed gratitude for "the women who have endured years of abuse and assault... whose names we'll never know."
But one particular name came up again and again: Recy Taylor. And her story, explored in Nancy Buirski's 2017 documentary that swept the New York Film Festival, proves why her story could not be more relevant to Hollywood's moment of reckoning.