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Dar He: The Lynching of Emmett Till


In an acting tour de force, one man performs 36 roles in the telling of the Emmett Till tragedy. In DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till (*18 BEST FILM AWARDS*), experience the story, trial, and unbelievable confessions of those accused of Emmett’s murder in this riveting true-crime drama. ‘His death was a spark that ignited the Civil Rights Movement in America,’ Ed Bradley, Emmy Award-winning journalist.

POWERFUL ENDORSEMENT by US UN Ambassador Andrew Young watch here:

‘A TRIUMPH …an exceptional film with multiple, powerful performances by Mike Wiley,’ *4.5/5 Stars* -FILM THREAT.



Cast & Credits

Director: Rob Underhill

Writer: Mike Wiley and Rob Underhill

Cast: Mike Wiley as all 36 characters

About The Director

Director: Rob Underhill

ROB UNDERHILL is a film and TV director, producer, writer and editor. His films have been in competition at over 200 film festivals worldwide, including ST. LOUIS and SEATTLE (both *Academy Award-qualifying* film festivals), OAXACA (Mexico), SUNSCREEN (Academy-sponsored) and CANNES (France), have received over 90 awards including for Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and have scored rave reviews from top film critics like Mark Bell of FILM THREAT and Anne Brodie in CRITICIZE THIS! Featured on the National Public Radio shows, THE STATE OF THINGS with Frank Stasio and THE STORY with Dick Gordon, Rob’s work is regularly subject in newspapers, radio, TV-news and more. His work has received endorsements from major public figures such as US UN Ambassador Andrew Young, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and former North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue. Carolina STYLE Magazine recognized Rob as one of 25 “Most Stylish People” influencing positive change in the Carolinas through film. He is a RAWards Indie Art Award recipient for Best Regional Filmmaker. He is the featured Speaker at the 2015 graduation commencement exercises for the Department of English at North Carolina State University. His work has aired on the ASPiRE network and other national US and European TV outlets. Visit his website at; *like* his Facebook for regular updates at

Director’s Statement

Consider the following statement: “[Emmett Till’s] death was a spark that ignited the Civil Rights Movement in America.” -Ed Bradley, Emmy Award-winning journalist. I should have grown up knowing this story. Yet, I did not. My friends did not. In fact I had to inquire all over to find anyone familiar with this key incident in American history. This is why I have devoted years to develop engaging films that others may share and learn from, films that tell this essential American Civil Rights story. This film is a powerful and universal lesson on the dangers of sustained racial hatred. And, as exemplified by recent riots in Ferguson, Missouri, and an unyielding national media craze proceeding the tragic death of Mike Brown, we see the cycle of misunderstanding that doomed Emmett Till in 1955 repeating; this is a lesson that needs retelling not just today, but with each new generation. This film is a tool to facilitate communication, foster understanding, and catalyst healing and harmony in our communities.

Film Information:

Category: Feature-Length Narrative

Language: English

Premiere Status: South Florida Premiere

Runtime: 1 Hour 10 Minutes

Shot With: Canon 5D Mark ii

Film Completion Year: 2012


Screening Information:

Screening Details:
Thursday, October 8th, 2015
Cinépolis Coconut Grove
CocoWalk, 3015 Grand Avenue, Miami, FL 33133

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