The past makes the present inevitable
"Old sins cast long shadows"
— Danish proverb
Of all the divisions in America, none is as insidious and tenacious as racism. In this powerful documentary, director Frances Causey investigates the roots of our current racial conflicts. Causey and Long Shadow producer Sally Holst, both daughters of the South, were raised with a romanticized vision of America’s past. Haunted by the truth of slavery's legacy in their own histories, they passionately seek the hidden truth and the untold stories that reveal how the sins of yesterday feed modern prejudice, which burns undiminished despite our seeming progress.
"This new documentary film summarizes, illustrates and connects one of the principal structural elements of American society."
"Causey is haunted by slavery’s legacy. She passionately seeks the hidden truth and the untold stories."
"A story from her family history that could be splattered on today’s front pages."
"Shadow is a gripping personalized history lesson...Her of-the-moment feature couldn’t be more necessary."
"An impressive meditation on slavery, directed by Berkeley’s Frances Causey."
"This year’s highlights include Frances Causey’s history of slavery and racism, The Long Shadow."
"A thoughtful reflection on our country’s legacy of slavery."
"This documentary makes a strong argument that black Americans have been and still are intentionally pushed down by the system."
"A must see for white people concerned about racial equity and social justice."
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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"...for any American who wishes to believe themselves truly knowledgeable about our history. - Cynthia" facebook.com/longshadowdoc/…
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"Maybe, hopefully, with a film like this, shedding bright light on why we have gotten to this place..." -Liz Casey… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…