Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

After Sherman: A Screening and Panel Discussion

Date and Time
Tuesday, March 7, 2023 - 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Carolina Theater, 309 W. Morgan St., Durham, NC
After Sherman: A Screening and Panel Discussion


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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 (MFA, EDA ’16) 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 a screening and panel discussion of After Sherman with the filmmaker, Goff; America’s Hallowed Ground co-directors Mike Wiley, actor and playwright, and Charlie Thompson, writer and filmmaker; moderated by Michelle Lanier, Director of NC Historic Sites and liaison to the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor.

Admission is free, but registration is required.

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 10 a.m. to Tuesday, March 7 at 11 p.m.