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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 $54,000 to Finish Filming!

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" that show.

Our film focuses on a quiet and very successful practice called a Racial Healing Circle, which was pioneered by Kokomon and Aeeshah Clottey of West Oakland. For almost 30 years they have led these circles out of their home. Their commitment to healing racism has allowed them to reach thousands of people, winning many public accolades in the process.

We are now creating an Educational Curriculum and Certification Program to accompany the film, which will be used in schools, police departments, civic groups, etc. Including the curriculum will scale this approach to racial healing to reach a much wider population.

It is our hope that by combining this heartfelt documentary with a fully developed educational curriculum, we 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.

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
4% towards $60,000 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.
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  • Nadirah Sharifah I.
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    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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