The Long Shadow

We’re honored to partner with Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church 2023 Film Discussion Series for this film screening and conversation event!

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.

– Yolanda Smith, Executive Director, NAACP Houston

The intent of the 2023 Film Series is to reduce implicit bias and go deeper into our critical thinking about personal and systemic racism.  Each quarter, participants are encouraged to view a documentary film or movie before a quarterly event, followed by a presentation and expert-led discussion. If you haven’t done so already, you are invited to look at the recordings from the first and second quarters by clicking here, and then for our September presentation, watch The Long Shadow documentary.

As we dig deeper into the root causes of Anti-Black racism, we must explore Frances Causey’s thoughts in her film, “The most insidious and destructive division in the United States is Anti-Black Racism. We can’t heal this division until we recognize the institutional racism that developed from slavery and Jim Crow laws.”   You are invited to attend dinner at locations throughout the conference followed by a Zoom discussion with The Long Shadow filmmaker, Frances Causey, as she talks about “Privilege, Power, & Race.” 

Watch The Long Shadow 

Director Frances Causey is an Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker and journalist with 15 years experience as a Senior Producer at CNN and previous work hailed as a New York Times Critic’s Pick.

Download the Community Action Guide PDF

Join the live Zoom Q&A with Director Frances Causey on Thursday, September 21st from 6-8pm