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With a singular sound design, this short film documents Reverend Roland Gordon as he adds to an evolving archive at his church and community center—a building he has fought to have historically preserved amidst the quickly gentrifying city of San Francisco. A meticulous collage of portraits taken from photocopied images, periodicals, and other sources lines the interior walls, proudly displaying past and present achievements of African Americans. Started in the 1980s, Gordon’s decades-long oeuvre, titled Cloud of Witnesses, champions a new visual history created by and for its community.  KR

Thursday, April 4 — 8:00 pm Cinema 1

Director

David de Rozas

Producer

David de Rozas

Editor

David de Rozas

Cinematographers

Andres Gallegos, David de Rozas

Release Year

2018

Festival Year

2019

Country

United States

Run Time

17 minutes