The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till

Director: Keith Beauchamp
Country: USA
Year: 2005
Running Time: 70min
Language: English

Genre: Documentary

This documentary presents a sobering reminder of the racial tensions that gripped America not so long ago. In Mississippi during the ’50s, a black teenager named Emmett Louis Till, who is from Chicago and visiting his great-uncle, whistles at a white woman in public. Not too long afterward, he is kidnapped and murdered. The filmmakers revisit the public outrage that follows, revealing Till’s family as being particularly brave for standing up to white racism when it was clearly unsafe to do so.