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Imaginary Walls: A Film about Healing Racism A Project of Documentaries

At a time when racial friction has reached a new level, it turns out that the solution to racism is quiet and introspective.


Help Us Raise $19,000 for Completion of Our Film!

Our "Imaginary Walls" team is incredibly grateful for all of the donations and investments made so far by people who see how important it is for our nation to seriously address the issue of racism. In addition to the tax-deductible donations you see here, our investments now total an additional $60,000. Our supporters are convinced that the Racial Healing Circle we highlight is one of the most useful tools for starting conversations that can truly change people's thinking and behavior about race. In the months since we started this project, we have seen how relevant and important this problem still is today, from the violent white supremacists rally in Charlottesville to the leaked FBI declaration against "Black Identity Extremists," to the continued killing of young black men by police.

Imaginary Walls is a feature length documentary that highlights a simple, personal process where people heal racism in their lives by coming together in a safe environment to talk about their feelings and experiences with racial issues. The film tells the story of Kokomon and Aeeshah Clottey, two inspirational individuals that saw a need to bring groups of diverse people together to discover their commonalities. For almost 30 years they have run Racial Healing Circles in their home, reaching thousands of people and winning many public accolades. Aeeshah and Kokomon are the "Wisdom Keepers," and their Racial Healing Circle is the simple, effective tool they developed to help end racism.

The story will be told by presenting powerful moments from Racial Healing Circles, interspersed with a series of narratives and life experiences of our main characters Kokomon and Aeeshah. We then open the door to the next generation of circle participants, and explore the life Rangineh Azimzadeh Tosang, who trained with Aeeshah and Kokomon and has now integrated racial healing skills into her career in conflict resolution. Through their eyes and experiences, we will see how three very diverse people's life paths join in a desire for racial healing.

We are creating an Educational Curriculum and Certification Program to accompany the film, which will guide other people on how to start their own Racial Healing Circles. Universities across America have expressed an interest in purchasing Imaginary Walls, and we will distribute the film to religious groups, police departments, civic groups, etc. Including the curriculum will scale this approach to racial healing to reach a much wider population. We believe Imaginary Walls will inspire thousands of individuals across the country to continue Kokomon and Aeeshah's story by starting a Racial Healing Circle in their own community, sparking a national movement towards tolerance and racial harmony.



Meet The Production Team:


Anita Casalina: Producer/Director

Producer/Director Award-winning Producer and Director Anita Casalina has always been drawn to telling stories about peace and prosperity. Despite a comfortable childhood, her early life in Oakland, CA gave her perspective and compassion toward the difficulties those in poverty faced daily. Anita was inspired to co-found the Billions Rising, Self-Reliance Foundation and create the BlogTalk Radio show “Billions Rising." The interviews from that show were the foundation of her best-selling book, Billions Rising, Empowering Self-Reliance. The success of her book further inspired her to spread a message of positivity.

She co-founded World Changers Entertainment, Inc and shared the best of humanity to viewers around the world Now as the Producer/Director of Imaginary Walls, she believes she can deliver an inspirational film that spotlights a prototype for healing racism, one that is easily reproduced and will serve as a model nationally and internationally. Reach her directly at anitacasalina@gmail.com.


Scott Peterson: Associate Producer

Scott Peterson is a writer, director, and sound designer in San Francisco, CA. He began his career as on-air host and Assistant Production Director at KGRG FM in Auburn, WA before relocating to attend San Francisco State University. During his time there, Scott was nominated for multiple awards including Best Undergraduate writer in 2015. He was also honored with a second place win for Scriptwriting – Best Webisode at the 2014 BEA Festival of Media Arts.

Before working with World Changers, Scott served his community by volunteering as a reading mentor through San Diego public schools. His current focus is creating content that entertains and motivates the audience to be more deeply connected and involved to social and systemic issues within their communities and the world at large.

Abhi Singh: Director of Photography

Abhi Singh is a filmmaker based in San Francisco. His recent short film No Vacancy profiles artists affected by the housing crises in San Francisco and won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Short at the Asian Film Festival of Dallas in 2017. Prior to that, he worked on a series of short films for KQED Arts. Bay Area Ballerina, a short film produced, shot and edited by Abhi, featuring Miko Fogarty was nominated for a 2016 Webby Award. His work has screened at several international film festivals including Sheffield Doc/Fest (UK), FIPA- Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels (France), Sehsuchte International Film Festival (Germany), Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, (Sebastopol, California), Documentary Film Festival, Independent Film Festival Boston, and the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles.

Abhi graduated with an MFA from the Documentary Film and Video Program at Stanford University. Visit abhisinghsf.com to see more of his work or to contact him.

Karen Everett: Story Editor

As the Founder of New Doc Editing, Karen's primary focus is making influential, transformational documentaries that "evolve consciousness and improve the human condition." She does this by directing her own documentaries and helping other visionary filmmakers structure their stories to create films that are riveting and inspiring. She is considered one of the world's leading documentary story consultants. She has advised hundreds of filmmakers and her visionary leadership and deep understanding of narrative structure has helped many filmmakers get their documentaries screened at Sundance, PBS, HBO, and other top documentary venues.

$2,874 Raised
14% towards $20,000 Goal

Supported by 20 Donations:

  • Kathleen H.
    I Gave $50
  • Abhijit  S.
    I Gave $100
  • Kathleen H.
    I Gave $50
    It is truly my pleasure to donate to such a beautiful and real cause. We are changing the world... one person at a time!💕
  • Brian J.
    Great work Abhi!
  • Rachel J.
    I Gave $27
  • Debbie B.
    I Gave $10
    A wonderful project to donate to!
  • Christiane P.
    I Gave $50
  • Larry M.
    I Gave $50
    How beautiful and wonderful...so worth supporting!
  • Krystal W.
    I Gave $100
    Supporting this important Film with admiration and love...
  • Melissa H.
    I have met Aeesha and Kokkomon, supported their past endeavors, and learned so much through Attitudinal Healing. I am delighted to promote this work.
  • Slim C.
    I Gave $200
    This is a project for our times and so worthy of supporting!
  • Laura T.
    I Gave $50
    Supporting you all on this path to create more understanding and Peace in this World. Blessings of Light and Love
  • Eric P.
    I Gave $500
    This story deserves to be told.
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    Anonymous
    I Gave $27
    This film looks to be an important tool in spreading a better understanding of race, inclusion and compassion. I can't wait to see it!
  • Rich  D.
    I Gave $150
    Yvonne & Rich Dutra St John
  • Nadirah Sharifah I.
    I Gave $50
    Beloved Aeeshah & Kokomon (AHC), "Imaginary Walls: A film about Healing Racism," is needed NOW more than ever. Thank you for your consistency!
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    Anonymous