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
Purchase and automatically receive your personal password to access the materials. We'll work with you directly to schedule your 1-hr Zoom Q&A.
25-Page Study Guide PDF
Developed by the California Film Institute for the film's premiere at the Mill Valley Film Festival, this expansive and interactive guide walks organizational leaders and educators through sharing the project with their students or members. It encourages students to think about the ways that present-day race relations are shaped by the legacy of slavery in the U.S.
25-Page Study Guide Includes:
- 4 subject areas
- 9 key concepts
- 4 learning objectives
- 9 activities you can use right away
Make The Long Shadow a part of your permanent educational library, so you can utilize it as an engaging tool for years to come!
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.
“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
The Long Shadow Online Educational Toolkit grants you license to use the film within your organization for years to come. The film and guide become a permanent part of your library and something you can use to host educational workshops and post-film discussions for years to come. A regular consumer DVD does not give license to use the film in this way.
Online Educational Toolkits Include:
- Instant access to a secure password-protected web page containing all of the versions of the film and discussion guide
- Stream video content and incorporate the discussion guide anywhere with internet access
- License to use all media and discussion guide in your work
- Live 1-hr Zoom Q&A with Director Frances Causey
For questions or to ask about scholarship options contact the filmmakers at firstname.lastname@example.org
Screening the film publicly or interested in purchasing bulk toolkits for staff at an organization?
The above educational toolkit is licensed for individuals, educational institutions, and small to medium-sized organizations.
Additional licensing may be required to share the film across larger organizations and at ticketed public community events.
Contact the filmmakers at email@example.com to inquire about custom toolkit packages.
Learn more about at The Long Shadow at www.thelongshadowfilm.com