2023 March on Washington Film Festival

After Sherman

Expired September 27, 2023 3:45 AM
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When the real estate of the southern U.S. coast is eyed by the wealthy, tax hikes and land auctions threaten the homes of the Gullah people who live there and have been stewards of the region for generations. Under the orders of General William Sherman, the property was originally deeded to freed slaves after the civil war. This is their inheritance. It is not just a commodity for the Gullah people, but a family resource. Their lives, livelihood, history, and language are all inherently tied to the land; it is the basis of their pastoral culture. But when the land is at risk, the Gullah culture is also at risk. Told through personal narratives, the documentary AFTER SHERMAN is the story of a community that endures in the lowcountry—despite how the effects of systemic racism have led to recent threats of gentrification and a horrific hate crime. It is a meditation, rich and warm, on what exactly makes a home: the land, the people on it, and the community created together through tradition and shared history.

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  • Runtime
    88 minutes
  • Language
  • Director
    Jon Sesrie Goff
  • Producer
    Blair Dorosh-Walther, Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich, Jon-Sesrie Goff
  • Executive Producer
    Erika Dilday, Leslie Fields-Cruz, Sally Jo Fifer, Justine Nagan, Chris White
  • Editor
    Blair Seab McClendon