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Director: Chinonye Chukwu
Cast: Danielle Deadwyler, Jalyn Hall, Frankie Faison
Duration: 130 mins
“★★★★ – a fierce portrait of courage and a sombre study of the human cost involved in resisting this kind of barbarity” – Guardian
“★★★★ – a devastating account of the racist murder that still haunts America today” – Daily Telegraph
★★★★ – Empire
★★★★ – Financial Times
Told with grace and passion by acclaimed director Chinonye Chukwu (Clemency), this is the true story of Mamie Mobley-Till’s fight for justice for her 14 year old son, Emmett, after he was lynched by a racist mob in 1955 Mississippi.
Danielle Deadwyler gives a stunning and nuanced performance as the mother-turned-activist, who while grieving, grapples with systemic change. The film is particularly poignant as the Emmett Till Anti-lynching Act was passed into US law only last year.