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After Sherman: Screening and Panel Discussion

March 7, 2023 @ 7:00 pm

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“There’s a birthplace, and there’s a home place.”

These words – spoken by Rev. Dr. Norvel Goff, Sr., the filmmaker’s father – open Jon-Sesrie Goff’s experimental documentary “After Sherman.” This vast and evocative film, focused on the Gullah Geechee community of coastal South Carolina, weaves a loosely structured, expressionistic story about family and inheritance, land and land loss, and racism and resilience.

Join us for a screening and panel discussion of “After Sherman” with filmmaker Jon-Sesrie Goff (Duke MFA|EDA ’16); America’s Hallowed Ground co-directors Mike Wiley, actor and playwright, and Charles Thompson, writer and filmmaker; moderated by Michelle Lanier, folklorist and filmmaker.

This event will take place at the Carolina Theater. Admission is free, but registration is required via Eventbrite.

This event is brought to you by the Kenan Institute for Ethics and its signature programs America’s Hallowed Ground and Just Environments (a partnership with the Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability).

Audience members who want to watch the film but are unable to attend this event in person may be interested in attending the Hayti Film Festival, which offers an online screening of the film from Monday, March 6 at 10am to Tuesday, March 7 at 11pm.


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