“If you want to know the true hidden history of the evil that slavery cast over America, and how it continues to this day, you must watch this movie.”

Thom Hartmann, The Thom Hartmann Program

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"Old sins cast long shadows"

— Danish proverb


Of all the divisions in America, none is as insidious and destructive as racism. In this powerful documentary, the filmmakers, both privileged daughters of the South, who were haunted by their families slave owning pasts, passionately seek the hidden truth and the untold stories of how America—guided by the South's powerful political influence—steadily, deliberately and at times secretly, established white privilege in our institutions, laws, culture and economy.


Our Crew

Frances Causey

Producer, Director, Writer Frances Causey is a journalist and documentary filmmaker. Frances is a blogger for Huffington Post and a Board Member for the Arizona Center for Investigative Journalism.

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Sally Holst

Producer Sally Holst has collaborated with director Frances Causey on previous film projects, including "Heist: Who Stole the American Dream", a 2012 NY TIMES Critic’s Pick.

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Maureen Gosling

Editor and Co-Creator Maureen Gosling, a filmmaker for more than 40 years, is also a sought-after editor.

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Jed Riffe

Producer Jed Riffe is an award winning film director, producer and transmedia storyteller with over 25 years of experience.

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Cal Turner IV

Cal is the Executive Producer and Co-Producer of The Long Shadow with partner/Director Frances Causey.

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Rogelio Garcia

Director of photography Rogelio Garcia won multiple awards for Videography and Editing and one Emmy nomination.

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Donald Goldmacher

Co-Producer, Goldmacher is a longtime filmmaker, social justice activist, and community psychiatrist.

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Maria Judice

Impact Producer Maria Judice has fought for marginalized stories in film, TV and digital for over a decade.

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Follow The Long Shadow as we bring into the light the tragic and far-reaching impact of the legacy of slavery in the United States, beginning with our nation's founding and continuing today with the widespread racism against African-Americans that persists to this day.

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