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After Sherman

March 27 @ 7:00 pm

Free

Beautifully layered and expressionistic, After Sherman is a story about inheritance and the tension that defines our collective American history, especially Black history. The filmmaker follows his father, a minister, in the aftermath of a mass shooting at his church in Charleston, South Carolina to understand how communities of descendants of enslaved Africans use their unique faith as a form of survival as they continue to fight for America to live up to its many unfulfilled promises to Black Americans.

You can reach the land by dirt road, or by boat if you sail down the Santee River towards the Atlantic. This plot of land has been in my family since the 1860s when it was purchased by my ancestors after emancipation. The Hopswee plantation, where they were once enslaved still stands a mile away, now a wedding destination. The land presents unanswered questions about ownership, belonging, citizenship, and history. Its transformation from marsh to the mainline of American rice and wealth was predicated on the skilled labor and ingenuity of Africans, primarily from the rice coast of western Africa. The fields were abandoned after Emancipation when the formerly enslaved left for other trades. The land’s potential still exists. One day I will inherit this land. And I will inherit all of this history and presence that comes with it.

–Jon-Sesrie Goff

Details

Date:
March 27
Time:
7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://aperturecinema.com/movies/after-sherman/

Organizer

a/perture cinema
Phone
336-722-8148
Email
outreach@aperturecinema.com
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Your Email
lawren@aperturecinema.com

Venue

a/perture cinema
311 West 4th Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101 United States
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Phone
336-722-8148
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