The Scottsboro Boys
A documentary about the trial of 9 young African American men, falsely accused of rape in Scottsboro, TN. The case became a national cause, especially with the left wing of the civil rights movement. No known surviving prints of this film exist. A few minutes of footage from this film, found in the former Soviet Union, are included in the PBS documentary, Scottsboro.
Production: New York Film and Photo League, International Labor Defence, 1933
Direction: Leo Hurwitz
Camera: Lewis Jacobs, Leo Seltzer, Leo Hurwitz
Editing: Leo Hurwitz