Estelle Kennedy mourns the death of her father, leading presidential candidate Reverend Franklin Kennedy, an influential and inspirational African American leader who was gunned down a mere one day before the 2004 presidential elections.
The suspect in the case, Walter Lee Fitzgerald, has already taken his own life and that of his wife Linda completing the classic murder/suicide circle. The world is shocked and devastated by this tragic event. Emotions run high, accusations abound and Walter Lee has been tried and hung in the press. His infamy is tat of a mentally disturbed man who single handedly took the life of yet another potentially great leader. But we learn much about he true reality of the events trough the eyes of Walter’s wife Linda as she struggles to understand her husband’s sudden and tragic transformation from normal guy turned stammering robotic killer after being abducted, drugged and psychologically manipulated.
Confronted with these facts and still in mourning, Estelle Kennedy encounters another emotional challenge. She must somehow rise about her overwhelming grief when visited by the spirit of Linda Fitzgerald who asks her to write a story. Confused and bewildered by the request, Estelle is nonetheless compelled to know, “What do you want me to write?”
Linda’s story is one of innocence-a story of love and forgiveness. It is Estelle’s story. It is Walter’s story. It is Reverend Kennedy’s story. It is the story of two women with spiritual connection and six degrees of separation. It is a story of triumph, sorrow, manipulation and racist conspiracy that exposes the truth and reveals a legacy of hope that one day this country will look beyond the color of a person’s skin and respect each individual as an entity.
Knowledge is a powerful tool.
It is why countries go to war.
It is why governments are overthrown.
It is why great leaders fall.
There are those who believe too much knowledge is a threat to the status quo therefore it must be controlled or limited. Open your eyes.
Question everything or you could lose everything.
Director: Darla Rothman & Richard Culver