Fiche Film
Cinéma/TV
MOYEN Métrage | 2021
100 Years From Mississippi
Pays concerné : États-Unis
Durée : 60 minutes
Genre : portrait
Type : documentaire

Français

100 YEARS FROM MISSISSIPPI est un documentaire de 60 minutes sur la vie de Mamie Lang Kirkland, une Afro-Américaine de 111 ans qui a connu et survécu au terrorisme racial, à la ségrégation, au sectarisme et aux préjugés et qui a pourtant continué à avoir de l’espoir, de la joie et l’amour de la vie, pleine de la certitude que nous pouvons faire mieux.

un film de Tarabu Betserai KIRKLAND

USA, 2021, Moyen métrage – Documentaire, 1h00, portrait / historique



Titre
100 YEARS FROM MISSISSIPPI

Pays
USA

Année
2021

Catégorie
Moyen métrage – Documentaire

Durée
60

Langue
Anglais avec sous-titres anglais

Réalisateur
Tarabu Betserai Kirkland


Official website
https://100yearsfrommississippi.com


2021 | FIFBM – Montréal International Black Film Festival (Canada, 2021) – Du 22 Sept au 3 Oct 2021
* Sélection
* Disponible EN LIGNE durant le festival (Disponible au Canada seulement)
* Première Canadienne
https://montrealblackfilm.com/movie/100-years-from-mississippi/

2021 | Harlem International Film Festival (USA, 2021)
* WINNER for Best Documentary

2021 | National Black Film Festival (USA, 2021)
* WINNER for Best Documentary

2021 | Indianapolis Black Documentary Film Festival (USA, 2021)
* WINNER for Best Documentary Narrative

English

Mamie Lang Kirkland was seven years old when she fled Ellisville, Mississippi in 1915 with her mother and siblings as her father and his friend, John Hartfield, escaped an approaching lynch mob. John Hartfield returned to Mississippi in 1919 and was killed in one of the most horrific lynchings of the era. Mamie’s son, Tarabu, had grown up hearing stories of John Hartfield but didn’t know if his mother’s stories were fact or folklore until one day in 2015. Tarabu discovered an article describing Hartfield’s murder before a crowd of 10,000 spectators. At that moment, the film was born.

Mamie Lang Kirkland was seven years old when she fled Ellisville, Mississippi in 1915 with her mother and siblings as her father and his friend, John Hartfield, escaped an approaching lynch mob. John Hartfield returned to Mississippi in 1919 and was killed in one of the most horrific lynchings of the era.

Mamie’s son, Tarabu, had grown up hearing stories of John Hartfield but didn’t know if his mother’s stories were fact or folklore until one day in 2015. Tarabu discovered an article describing Hartfield’s murder before a crowd of 10,000 spectators. At that moment, the film was born.

Mamie had vowed for a century that she would never return to Mississippi. Yet with Tarabu’s remarkable find, he urged his mother to finally confront her childhood trauma by returning to Ellisville. Mamie was 107 when they began the journey to connect her story to the larger impact of America’s legacy of racial violence, which echoes today from Ferguson to New York, Atlanta to Los Angeles. Like many of the six million African Americans who left the Deep South, Mamie’s story is a testament to the courage and hope of her generation. Her indomitable will and contagious joy of living is exceeded only by her ability to tell her story now 111 years later. In a time of great social divisions, ‘100 Years From Mississippi’ gives us the simple wisdom of an ordinary woman’s extraordinary life.

a film by Tarabu Betserai KIRKLAND

USA, 2021, Mid Length – Documentary, 1h00, portrait / historical



Title
100 YEARS FROM MISSISSIPPI

Director
Tarabu Betserai Kirkland

Category
Mid Length – Documentary

Language
English with English subtitles

Country
USA

Year
2021

Duration
60



Producer
Tarabu Betserai Kirkland
Gina Rugolo Judd

Associate Producer
Barry Shabaka Henley

Writer | Director |
Tarabu Betserai Kirkland

Editor
Cassandra Chowdhury

Composer
Derek Nakamoto

Project Advisors
Bryan Stevenson
Karen L. Ishizuka, M.S.W, PH.D
Andres Alegria
Lynda Obst
Robert A. Nakamura, M.F.A.
Brenda Friend Brandt

Executive Producers
Mamie Kirkland
Harrison Engle
Barry Shabaka Henley & Paulina Sahagun
Ellie Kanner
Paul & Nicole Mones
Patty Hirota-Cohen & Lewis Cohen
Julie Mount
Kat Taylor

Camera
Andres Alegria
Gregory Barber
John Esaki
Robert Dillard & Volanti Drones
Tarabu Betserai Kirkland
Kyle Miyamoto
Nobuko Miyamoto
Alli Nakamura
Aaron Paley
James Seligman
Damon Stea
Bryan G. Stevenson
Dave White
James Seligman

John Hartfield Animations:
Directed by Kim Boekbinder and Jim Batt; Illustrations by Molly Crabapple

Near Death Sequence Illustrations:
Raoul De La Sota

Grandmother & Grandfather Illustrations:
Richard Valdes

Avon Reenactment:
Carla Vega

Photo Credits
Yves-Richard Blanc
Kris Graves
Kyle Miyamoto
Nobuko Miyamoto
Ozier Muhammad
Aaron Paley
Don Pollard

Voice Over Poetry
Barry Shabaka Henley
Joyce Guy
Voice Over Dramatization
Robb Derringer
Foundations
Angell Foundation

Legal Support
UCLA Documentary Film Legal Clinic

Organizations
Nobuko Miyamoto & Great Leap Inc.
Amy Pickard – Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

Graphic and Web Design
Lara Kincanon Lyko

Special Thanks To
Bryan Stevenson
Jennifer Taylor
Kiara Boone
and the entire Equal Justice Initiative staff
Cameron McWhirter

Thank you to:
Susan Blakeney
Laurel-Jones County Library System, Inc.

Official website
https://100yearsfrommississippi.com


2021 | FIFBM – Montréal International Black Film Festival (Canada, 2021) – 22 Sept – 3 Oct 2021
* Selection
* Available ONLINE during festival (Available only in Canada)
* Canadian Premiere
https://montrealblackfilm.com/movie/100-years-from-mississippi/

2021 | Harlem International Film Festival (USA, 2021)
* WINNER for Best Documentary

2021 | National Black Film Festival (USA, 2021)
* WINNER for Best Documentary

2021 | Indianapolis Black Documentary Film Festival (USA, 2021)
* WINNER for Best Documentary Narrative
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