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The Long Shadow

The Long Shadow is a movie starring John Adams, Karen Alexander, and Jody Allen. When filmmaker and investigative journalist Frances Causey, a daughter of the South, set out to explore the continuing racial divisions in the US, what...

Running Time
1 hours 31 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Frances Causey, Maureen Gosling
Writer
Frances Causey
Actors
Karen Alexander, Jody Allen, John Adams, Amiri Baraka
Country
USA, Canada
Year
2017
Audio Languages
Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

When filmmaker and investigative journalist Frances Causey, a daughter of the South, set out to explore the continuing racial divisions in the US, what she discovered was that the politics of slavery didn't end with the Civil War. In an astonishingly candid look at the United States' original sin, The Long Shadow traces slavery's history from America's founding up through its insidious ties to racism today.

Comments about documentary «The Long Shadow» (19)

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Andrea

The Long Shadow was not a bad movie, but I feel like there could have been a little more time given to its narrative. There is a really interesting and informative featurette on the making of the film which could have been a much better introduction to the story. I think that the director was trying to tell a story that was too dark and very dark and that the story could have been told in a much more balanced way. Overall, I think the film was good, but I would not really recommend it to anyone.

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Frank

I went to see this film, expecting a pretty good film. I was surprised by the level of information that was presented in this film. It is a very thorough, engaging and compelling film. It is quite an achievement to present a historical film of such a great extent. The film does not try to hide the truth, but just lets the viewer decide for themselves. It is not the history that is the issue, but rather the subject matter. It is simply fascinating to watch and to think about.

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Jacob B.

The Long Shadow is the documentary about how the Toho Studio decided to turn Godzilla into a giant robot for its monster attack film, "Godzilla vs. The Dark Star". Director Hideo Nakata, who worked on the original Japanese version of the film, is joined by the Japanese actors that worked on the film, including the late, great Takamasa Ishihara. He is joined by Director of Photography Masaru Hagiwara and writer Takashi Shimizu who have their own ideas about what Godzilla should look like. This documentary also includes interviews with the people that worked on the film, such as the producer and the actor who played Kodo. Overall, I found the documentary to be very interesting and informative. The only criticism that I could find is that some of the shots are over the top and may be hard to follow. However, that's also because I don't think that these shots are what the real Godzilla would look like. This is a very entertaining documentary, and I recommend it to fans of the original Godzilla film.

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Ethan W.

The Great River is an extraordinary story of a family's struggles with the Great River and the legend of the water. A story of unrequited love and unrequited loss. This documentary tells us about the Great River, and the struggles it has gone through in the past to reach its present. We get to meet the people involved in the making of the documentary, and they tell us how the Great River was created and how it came to be what it is today. The documentary itself is pretty interesting, and the use of the footage is very interesting. The interviews are very insightful, and the filmmakers do a great job of using the footage to tell the story. I think it's a very important documentary, and I think it's great that this story is told. I was really surprised by the quality of the footage. It's really powerful and worth watching.

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Aaron Gordon

I didn't like "The Long Shadow", so I decided to watch it again. I had a pretty good time watching this documentary, it's pretty much a great way to spend an hour and a half. The only thing I found to complain about was that I thought the soundtrack was too slow. I don't mind slow, but it was really too slow. There were some other elements that I didn't like, but they weren't that big. The biggest thing I didn't like was the characters. They were too wooden and I didn't care about them, they were just there. I thought it was boring and didn't feel like watching a documentary. Overall, this documentary is great. It's a must-see for anyone interested in the movie industry. 7/10

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Virginia Andrews

This is one of the best documentaries I have seen in a long time. It is not a movie but a documentary and it really shows the work of the greatest humanitarian that the world has ever known. You get to see how a single man from India could save the lives of hundreds of millions of people and you see how he is the only one who knows how to reach them. This movie really shows you how great he is. He is one of the greatest people that has ever lived. This movie is a must see for everyone who is interested in the humanitarian world. The only thing that I did not like was that the documentary was not very long. I would have liked to have seen more of what he did. This is definitely a must see for everyone. I give it a 10/10.

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Judy G.

The Long Shadow was a very interesting documentary. I enjoyed it very much. The only thing that kept me from giving it a 10 was the fact that the documentary is only about one year old. The movie should have been longer. I believe that it is important to stay connected with your past. I know that it is difficult to let go of your past. It is easier to get over the past than to get over the present. The film did a good job at showing us what happened. I liked the way it portrayed the people that were involved. It was very interesting to see how they had changed and how they had changed in the past. I would recommend the film to anyone who is interested in this subject. I would also recommend the film to anyone who wants to learn more about this subject. I am glad that I watched the movie. I am glad that I watched it. I would like to see the movie again.

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Billy B.

A MUST SEE documentary that does a wonderful job of telling the story of the so called "revolutions" of the 20th century. It is a history lesson that teaches the importance of not looking back and looks forward to the future. The viewer can learn about the people and events of the 20th century and how they shaped the world around them. The documentary also gives insight into how the United States government and the American people have been involved in the history of the world. It is an important document that will be useful for all Americans to learn about the history of the 20th century.

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Elizabeth Cox

I have been a fan of Lenny Bruce for years. I've been listening to his tapes since I was about 7 years old and I have always loved the humor and the wit that he has brought to the public. I have been a fan of this documentary since I first saw it on Netflix. I was so excited to see it when I saw the trailer for it. I had no idea that it would be so great. I am so glad that I watched it. I never thought that this could be as funny as it is. I was also amazed at the fact that they were able to show Lenny Bruce's true persona, which is what he is best at. I think that it is a great documentary that you should watch.

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Sarah A.

The first movie to bring to the screen in my lifetime, the first to be based on a true story, a must see for all fans of the genre. A few good shots but a bit too long. This time we get to see an entire landscape that was so incredible, we are left to imagine a world like that, and this is what we get. All the actors are convincing, but the story is a bit too "easy". The first two thirds of the movie are filled with personal shots of the cast, but the last third just does not connect. I do not like to compare movies, but this one is about as good as Saving Private Ryan. So, yes, it is worth watching, but only for fans of the genre, not for the whole family.

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Lawrence H.

I have to say that the title of this film is not the best choice for a documentary on the subject of the X-Files. What is needed is the title, "The Long Shadow". That title would be fitting for the long, dark, dark days of the show. The film is a good overview of the show, and the interviews with the people who worked on it. There is some really interesting stuff to be had. The interviews are not the most in-depth, and I am not sure whether that was a good thing or a bad thing. I think it was a good thing. I think the people interviewed in this documentary did a good job. I thought it was a good documentary, and it was entertaining. I think it is a good documentary that is worth watching. I think the best thing about the film is that it is a good overview of the show, and the interviews are not the most in-depth. I think it is a good documentary, and it is entertaining.

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Daniel

This is a film about the truth about how our current medical system is the product of big business and the government, and how it has led to the current problems we have today. It shows how government and big business have hijacked our health care system, and how the government has tried to keep the status quo by using it to further their own personal agendas. I think the film is a great movie, and I recommend it to everyone, because it is not just an information film, but also a social and political film. If you are a medical professional, you should also watch the film. There are many medical professionals who have gone through training, and have gone through the medical system, and have seen first hand the system's problems, and its failings. I would recommend this movie to anyone, because it will hopefully educate you on the issues and problems we have today, and help you see the issues from a different perspective. The film is also a great example of what you can do to help improve our health care system. I think this is a great film, and I recommend it to everyone.

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Rose R.

I'm not sure how to rate this. It's a very honest look at the real-life story of the massive 'submarine' disaster that took place in 1994 in the South Atlantic, off the coast of South Africa. The effects of the accident are shown in very realistic and real-time fashion, with no slow-motion shots or special effects. The footage is mostly from a single camera, and it's very well done. The focus is on the aftermath of the accident, with a few interviews with survivors, and journalists. The director did a great job, and the footage is very informative. The documentary is also very well made, with a great mix of interviews, and still images. There is also a lot of useful information about the ship, such as photos and audio recordings. A great documentary!

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Amanda Gomez

I saw the movie on the 20th of June and I really enjoyed it. I thought that the main characters were real, they were not actors and they were very convincing. The story was very interesting, and I liked how the movie showed how corrupt the drug industry is. I think that there are more important issues than drugs. Drugs are just a part of the problem, but the whole problem is a problem of the drug industry. And the drug industry is just the biggest part of the problem. This movie is very informative. The cinematography was very good and it was very informative. I think that the movie is a must see. I liked it very much.

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Mildred

This is a well-made documentary that shows the courage and determination of the Israeli soldiers to defend the Palestinians. It is also a reminder of what was lost when the Israelis withdrew from the Gaza Strip and Israel's "successful" withdrawal in 2005. This film was shot in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Haifa. This was not an Israeli film, but a Palestinian one, shot in Israel. The Palestinian people were never told the truth about the Israel Defense Forces. The documentary is biased, but that's a good thing. The film shows the anger and sadness in the eyes of the Israeli soldiers. The documentary ends with the warning that if Israel does not withdraw from Gaza, the Palestinian people will not let Israel leave the Gaza Strip alone. A warning to Israel. This is the only film I have seen that is not a pro-Israeli propaganda. The Palestinians deserve this film. This is a good movie, even if the Israelis are shown as genocidal monsters. I recommend this film to anyone who wants to learn more about the Palestinian people.

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Thomas J.

A brilliant film, A compilation of some of the best performances I have ever seen in a documentary. It is a very powerful film, and the acting by everybody is very well done. Also, the cinematography is very well done. The problem I have with this film is that I have seen a lot of documentaries, and the narration is very typical. It is very much like the other documentaries I have seen. I would recommend this documentary to people who are not easily disturbed by violent or disturbing content. Overall, it is a very well done film, with a very strong story. It is a very powerful film.

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Rebecca

I have seen this documentary for the first time and have been truly impressed by it. The director and producers have done a great job in presenting their opinion of the current state of the society. The fact that the film was not able to gain the support it needed is a sad sign of how many people are not being able to see the true value of this documentary. This documentary should be required viewing for all students of any country. As the film says, "Everything has a price." The reason why the film is so good is because it points out that the majority of people who have a difficult time in this society are the poor and the minority. The documentary does not show that the wealthy have all the advantages in this society and the poor do not have them either. It shows the reality of life for the poor and the minority. I would recommend this documentary to anyone who is interested in the current state of the society in any country. I am glad that the filmmakers had the courage to make this film and I hope they will continue to make more documentaries that will be able to show the true value of this documentary.

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Michael Sanchez

The Long Shadow is an extraordinary documentary that shows us what really goes on in our prison system. The film is shot entirely in the cells of our jail and interviews the guards, prisoners, and prisoners themselves. It is really fascinating to see what is going on in the prison system and the long term impact it has on a person. The documentary is really informative and informative as it shows you the prison system, the guards, and the prisoners. It is also very well done, I would recommend this documentary to anyone who is interested in prison and the criminal justice system. The Long Shadow is one of the best documentaries I have ever seen and I highly recommend it to everyone.

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Margaret M.

There are three parts to this film. The first is the story of the man himself, of his life. The second is the story of his daughter, of her life. The third part is the story of the people he worked with. His daughter is a story of the people she met. The last part is a story of his work. What I like about this film is the fact that he didn't just tell his story, but also told the story of the people he met. In that way, it is a bit like an oral history. It is interesting to know what he went through, what he saw, what he heard. It is also interesting to see the effects his work had on the people he met. We can see the effect on the people he worked with. He is one of the most influential people in the world today. I am glad he made this film. It is a good way to show the effect his work had on his audience.