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

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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.

Outstanding Independent Documentary Black Reel Awards 2022
Winner Best Documentary Harlem international film festival 2021
Best Documentary Feature National Black Film Festival 2021
Winner Best Documentary Narrative Indianapolis Black Documentary Film Festival 2021
Winner Best Long Documentary International Black Film Festival 2021
Winner Best of Festival International Black Film Festival 2021
Winner BIFF Audience Award Buffalo International Film Festival 2021
Documentary Fan Favorite American Black Film Festival 2021
Jury Choice for Special Mention for Mid-Length Documentary Montreal International Black Film Festival 2021
BronzeLens Nominee Best Documentary 2021
official selection New Orleans Film Festival 2021
Official Selection Heartland International Film Festival 2021
Official Selection Black Harvest Film Festival 2021
Official Selection Visions of the Black Experience 2021
Official Selection LA Black Filmfest

‘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.

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