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The Road to Justice - Educational License

Starting at $89

A Film by Kaliya Warren and Brendan Hall • Executive Produced by André Robert Lee

31 minutes

Scene Selection • Closed Captioned

Grades 7 - Adult
Item #:RTJ-2012

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K-12 Classroom, Public Libaries: DVD - $89
K-12 DVD + Digital File - $139
Colleges, Institutions & Community Screenings: DVD - $195
Colleges: DVD with Digital Site License - $295
K-12 School District pricing available. Please inquire at [email protected]
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You can never have true reconciliation until we honestly acknowledge our painful but shared past. You can’t skip these difficult conversations.
— Elizabeth Eckford, Little Rock Nine

A film about tough conversations and also a call to action.

Does the arc of history truly bend towards justice? And what does justice mean, when the unimaginable atrocities of our past are only a grandparent away? How can we heal as a nation without honestly confronting our history?

The Road to Justice follows two groups on a civil rights tour through the American South as they reckon with our painful legacy of racial injustice. The first is a group of predominantly Black middle school students from Chicago, and the second a group of older mostly white Americans who lived through the 1960s Civil Rights era. Both groups come face to face with the leaders and everyday heroes whose courage and perseverance paved the way for future generations.

Both young and old are changed by meeting numerous figures such as: Sylvester Hoover, a former sharecropper who operates a museum in the Mississippi Delta; Elizabeth Eckford, whose bravery and fortitude were captured in iconic images as Little Rock was forced to integrate their schools; Hezekiah Watkins, a Freedom Rider, who spent time on death row at age 13 and was arrested 109 times during his lifetime of activism; and Carolyn McKinstry, a survivor of the Birmingham church bombing that killed her four young friends.

Through frank conversations with these leaders, tour-guide and activist André Robert Lee, and each other, those taking this journey come to a new understanding about their collective past and the way forward. The film is a testament to the power of place-based learning and direct experience in creating transformational change, both within one's self and in the world at large.

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Executive Producer and workshop facilitator André Robert Lee is a filmmaker, keynote speaker, consultant, writer, and educator. He directed and produced The Prep School Negro and also served as producer on the documentary I'm Not Racist...Am I? His latest film, Virtually Free, is the story of incarcerated youth in Richmond, Virginia and has won best short documentary at several recent film festivals

Catherine Wiggington Greene is a connector, listener, and guide, deeply committed to raising racial awareness and inspiring action using stories, dialogue, and play-based experiences. She directed the feature documentary I'm Not a Racist...Am I? which followed a diverse group of teens and their families through a yearlong exploration of race and racism. She and her filmmaking partner have screened the film nationwide and used it as a tool to spark dialogue on race and racism for the past 10 years. In addition, she has developed short educational videos, curricula, discussion guides, and a workshop series to accompany the film so that viewers can connect more deeply with its subject matter.

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The Road to Justice - Educational License
The Road to Justice - Educational License

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