From New Orleans to Virginia, Mississippi and Canada, The Long Shadow follows two white Southern filmmakers as they travel the roads of oppression and suppression to reveal the connections of slavery and strong-arm Southern politics to the current racial strife in America. The film is a disturbing story about the lingering human cost of ignorance, intolerance and inaction in the US, casting a long shadow over our national identity and imperfect democracy.
Purchase directly from the Filmmakers
Buying the film directly from the creators supports further advocacy and community outreach. A significant portion of all proceeds is donated to black-led social justice organizations.
Take Action Now
Watch the 15-minute version of the film, download our free Community Action Guide, and join a live Q&A with Director Frances Causey.
The Long Shadow Online Educational Toolkit
We created The Long Shadow online educational toolkit to support educators and community groups interested in hosting screenings and meaningful discussions.
The toolkit includes:
- A comprehensive 25-page study guide with activities and discussion ideas
- Multiple on-demand versions of the film (3 minutes, 57 minutes, 87 minutes, and 87 minutes with open captions)
- License to screen and share the film at your institution or organization
- Live 1-hr zoom Q&A with Director Frances Causey
- All accessible via a secure, password-protected website
Frequently Asked Questions
Hosting a Screening of the Film
If you’d like to host an online screening or acquire a public performance license, please visit the Host a Screening page.
For a closed-caption version of the film, please contact the filmmakers. Closed captioning is not available on the DVD.
We offer free domestic shipping for an unlimited number of DVDs. International customers, please contact us for a custom quote.
If you’d like to purchase 20+ DVD’s we’re happy to offer a wholesaler discount. Please contact the filmmakers for more information.
Custom, branded toolkits are available for organizations and institutions who wish to be recognized and share the toolkit with staff, community organizations, or as part of a conference or event. Contact the filmmakers for more information.