WE HAVE JUST BEGUN Launch Project

In 1919, black sharecroppers’ decades-long efforts to challenge debt slavery in the Arkansas Delta culminated in the nation’s deadliest racial massacre and labor battle. With contemporary parallels in the Movement for Black Lives, the film reveals the enduring legacy of an untold but seminal story in the continuing struggle for freedom and equality. A lyrical composition of Delta voices, archival materials, and the new, groundbreaking research, WE HAVE JUST BEGUN is a portrait of ongoing rural struggle toward emancipation, despite brutal attempts to suppress it.