April 4-14, 2019

Synopsis

When 17-year-old Lennon Lacy is found hanging from a swing set in Bladenboro, North Carolina in 2014, his mother, Claudine Lacy, wants answers and is convinced her son didn’t commit suicide but was instead lynched by people in their very town.  Interweaving the necessary history of our traumatic past of lynchings carried out at the beginning of the twentieth century with modern day reenactment’s in Monroe, GA, Jacqueline Olive’s unflinching debut film explores how one family’s search for justice and reconciliation begins while the trauma of more than a century of lynching African Americans bleeds into the present.

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