After Sherman

  • Feature Film
  • 2023
  • 60 Mins

Returning to the coastal South Carolina land that his family purchased after emancipation, filmmaker Jon-Sesrie Goff's desire to explore his Gullah/Geechee roots transforms into a poetic investigation of Black inheritance, trauma, and generational wisdom, amidst the violent tensions that define America's collective history. Produced in association with ITVS, Black Public Media, Hedera Pictures LLC.

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Film Credits

  • Jon-Sesrie Goff Director/Producer
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  • Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich Producer

Critical Acclaim

The film fascinates whenever the director poses big questions, with even larger implications to his father, such as what his dad hoped the world would be for his son. It uplifts whenever the symphonic poetry of the South’s accents makes an appealing sonic texture. And the documentary finds peace and frustration when it becomes wholly concerns a community’s relationship with the land and its history.

Robert Daniels, IndieWire