Thursday, March 1, 2018

Oscar Project 2018: My Nephew Emmett

Movie: My Nephew Emmett

This short film tells the story of the murder of Emmett Till from the point of view of the uncle he was visiting. (He was a black teenager who was lynched in 1955 because a white woman said he offended her; here are the basics of the case.) This is obviously an extremely important incident, both in general and at this moment in our country, and this is a beautiful, heartbreaking film that definitely does it justice and creates a moving narrative while illuminating the horrors of racism and white supremacist violence. Highly recommended.

Availability: Find out how to see the shorts here.

Nominated In:
Short Film (Live Action): Yes. This is probably my pick for this category.

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