"Combining an excellent selection of archival materials with new interviews, Causey presents an eloquent argument regarding a persistent flaw in America’s democratic dream... Recommended."

- Video Librarian, Considered The #1 Voice In The Educational Media Marketplace

"Frances Causey's personal journey in exposing her own family's history of slaveholding and how the institution of slavery continues to have an impact today is both brave and incredible... a must see, over and over again!"

- Yolanda Smith, Executive Director, NAACP Houston Branch

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When two daughters of the South, Director Frances Causey and Producer Sally Holst, set out to find causes for the continuing racial divisions in the United States, they discovered that the politics of slavery didn’t end after the Civil War. In an astonishingly candid look at the history of anti-black racism in the United States, “The Long Shadow” traces the blunt imposition of white privilege and its ultimate manifestation-slavery. This film is not your normal white washed history of America and the legacy of slavery, but an upfront challenge to white privilege in the United States by those who have directly benefited from it, two Southern born and bred white women.

Screening fees vary depending on type of institution and audience size. Filmmakers Frances Causey and Sally Holst can be available for post-screening Q&A for an additional honorarium plus travel expenses. The filmmakers can also be available for virtual Q&A via Skype.

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