ECHOES FROM ELAINE – THE LONG SHADOW OF A MASSACRE
A film by Franziska Blome & Llewellyn Smith
WHY THIS FILM
Stories can transform how we see ourselves and others. ECHOES FROM ELAINE tells a powerful personal story that reflects America’s struggle to reckon with its past. The documentary intimately examines how a long enshrouded event, the Elaine Massacre, still haunts Black and White descendants a century later. When Sheila Walker, a descendant of survivors, befriends the grandson of a Klansman who took part in the killings, she sets out to Elaine, Arkansas. Even now, there is trauma, shame and denial, but Sheila is compelled to shine a light on this largely unknown history and help the community heal.
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HELP US GET THIS FILM INTO THE WORLD!
Our film is now in post production. Once released, ECHOES FROM ELAINE will contribute to important conversations around racial reckoning and transgenerational trauma through screenings and discussions. But before the film can have an impact, we need your help to finish it, to pay for music, animations and the sound mix. We’re eternally grateful for any (tax-deductable) contribution you can make.
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