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It is with heavy hearts that we share
the passing of Mamie Lang Kirkland
on December 28, 2019.

official selection harlem international film festival 2021
official selection harlem international film festival 2021
official selection harlem international film festival 2021
official selection harlem international film festival 2021

‘100 Years From Mississippi’ is a true story of resilience, forgiveness, memory, and hope.

Mamie Lang Kirkland still remembers the night in 1915 when panic filled her home in Ellisville, Mississippi. Her family was forced to flee in darkness from a growing mob of men determined to lynch her father and his friend. Mamie’s family escaped, but her father’s friend, John Hartfield, did not. He suffered one of the most horrific lynchings of the era.

Mamie vowed to never return to Mississippi – until now. After one hundred years, Mamie’s youngest child, filmmaker, Tarabu Betserai Kirkland, takes his mother back to Ellisville to tell her story, honor those who succumbed to the terror of racial violence, and give testimony to the courage and hope epitomized by many of her generation.

Upcoming Screenings:

August 14, 2021 | 12:30pm | Indianapolis
Indianapolis Black Documentary Film Festival


August 16, 2021 | 9pm PST | ONLINE
BronzeLens Film Festival of Atlanta, Georgia


September 11th & 12th, 2021 | 2-3:30pm PST | Los Angeles
Live West Coast Premiere at the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles

Your Tax-deductible donation will support this film project in post-production.

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