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Trailer Watch: Chinonye Chukwu’s “Till” Honors the Activism of Mamie Till Bradley

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“That smell is my son’s body reeking of racial hatred. Now I want America to bear witness,” says Mamie Till Bradley (Danielle Deadwyler) in a new trailer for “Till,” Chinonye Chukwu’s follow-up to “Clemency.” Already generating Oscar buzz, “Till” recounts the 1955 murder of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old Black boy from Chicago who was lynched in Mississippi, and the aftermath of the hate crime. Chukwu’s film tells the hitherto “untold story,” as the director herself put it, of Emmett’s mother, Mamie, who channeled her grief into a campaign for civil rights and racial justice in honor of her son’s memory, becoming a “warrior for justice,” who inspired countless others,

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