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The Rape of Recy Taylor

Nancy Buirski’s documentary “The Rape of Recy Taylor" is a heartfelt work on a powerful subject: the rape of a black woman in Abbeville, Alabama in 1944 by a group of white men, a crime that disappeared into the larger history of the south for racial reasons. It's also a testament to how hard it is to make a documentary about an event for which few visual records exists.
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