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THE LAST WITCH follows efforts to exonerate Elizabeth Johnson Jr, the last person convicted of witchcraft during the 1692 Salem Witch Trials as a schoolteacher, her students, and a state senator work to clear her name 330 years later. What starts out as an interesting and unique school project quickly delves into an emotional investigation into the modern implications of historical wounds that are left unattended. THE LAST WITCH shows how the children and their allies not only set Elizabeth's wrongful conviction right, but that by making amends with the past, Elizabeth provides all of us with an opportunity and the inspiration to create a better future.

THE LAST WITCH is a documentary about how middle school teacher Carrie LaPierre and her students changed the world with their efforts leading to the exoneration of Elizabeth Johnson Jr and the end of the Salem Witch Trials on July 28, 2022 but not without cause for concern that similar events could happen today. We are in the midst of climate change, overturning women's rights, rising mental health concerns, religious and spiritual factions and confusion, not to mention a pandemic, to start, that all see us in the middle of turbulence and a crisis of identity and community that is not too dissimilar from 1692. Yet there is hope, as THE LAST WITCH explores the impact that one person can have to change history and our own individual responsibility and agency to follow in her footsteps.



* Our documentary THE LAST WITCH is fiscally sponsored by Creative Visions, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that supports creative activists, those that use the arts and media to ignite social change. All contributions made to THE LAST WITCH through Creative Visions (this page). Creative Visions will send automatic tax receipts to donors.


Writer/Director Annika Hylmö, Ph.D is an award-winning filmmaker and documentarian whose films have screened at CameraImage, Tribeca Film Festival, as well as smaller specialty festivals. She co-produced IMAGE MAKERS: THE STORY OF AMERICA'S PIONEER CINEMATOGRAPHERS for TCM and her narrative short film DR. PENELOPE is winning awards and hearts around the world. Annika is also a producer of Women in Media's renowned CAMERAderie Initiative, creating powerful films empowering female filmmakers to reach new career heights above and below the line.

Producer Dawn Green, Ph.D, p.g.a., is a New York based filmmaker and documentarian. Her work as a producer in television has included shows for the SyFy Channel and the Oxygen Network. Previously, she served as a Lecturer of Italian Literature and Film for over a decade at Stanford University and U.C. Santa Cruz. She was a Fellow at the American Film Institute where she received an MFA in Producing. Her AFI thesis film, LE JEU DES SOLDATS (THE SOLDIER'S GAME), won first place in the 2011 BAFTA/LA Student Film Festival and was a national finalist for the 38th Annual Student Academy Awards competition.