After Sherman: Jon-Sesrie Goff’s Documentary

Jon-Sesrie Goff returns to South Carolina to re-establish bonds with and better understand his Gullah Geechee roots in this searching documentary.


Jon-Sesrie Goff’s documentary, After Sherman, eavesdrops on fragmented and broken dialogues between father and son, friends and neighbors, land and river–and the past and the present.

These conversations are framed by the director as meditations on inheritance and our nation’s twisted history.

After Sherman is most captivating when it burrows into Goff’s personal history, recording the stories and rituals of his Gullah Geechee community.