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Woodie King Jr.

The Torture of Mothers

Edition 1981
52' - 1980 - Drama - Dialogue: English
Director: Woodie King Jr. With: Ruby Dee, Starletta DuPois, Novella Nelson, Louise Stubbs, Clarice Taylor

This film was screened in double bill with CLARENCE AND ANGEL

In 1963 a group of young Black boys living in Harlem was involved in an incident that earned them the nickname “The Harlem Six.” Intent on protecting and clearing the names of their sons, several mothers bonded together to make their story known. This work emerges as a powerful close-up of police brutality, and of power dynamics of 1960’s Harlem.

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Credits

Director

Woodie King Jr.

With

Ruby Dee, Starletta DuPois, Novella Nelson, Louise Stubbs, Clarice Taylor

More information

Dialogue

English

Countries of production

United States of America

Year

1980

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