Eliza - Film Screening and Discussion

A free screening of the short film, Eliza, telling the story of Eliza Rone, whose family was enslaved by Robert Campbell, a member of Washington University's Board of Trustees, and whose sons attended WashU. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the film co-director Delisa Richardson, cast members, and Campbell House Museum' director about the role of film in reparative processes.

Based upon extraordinary true events, this is the story of Eliza Rone, an enslaved woman who, in 1856, worked for the richest family in St. Louis - the Campbells. The WashU & Slavery Project is pleased to offer this free screening of the historical short dramatic film “Eliza”, which recently premiered during the 23rd annual St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase in July. The film won awards for Best Makeup and Hairstyling and Best Actress Kazia Steele in the lead role. The event is free and open to the public.

The event will also feature a post-film discussion and Q&A with co-writer and co-director Delisa Richardson, Campbell House Museum director Andy Hahn, and key cast members.

Doors open at 5pm and the screening (28min) will begin at 5:30pm, followed by panel discussion. 

Sponsored by: WashU & Slavery Project (Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Equity), Circa 87 Productions (co-writer and co-director Delisa Richardson), Campbell House Museum, Washington University Libraries, and the Departments of African and African American Studies and Film and Media Studies at Washington University in St. Louis.