David de Rozas
United States | 2018 | 16 min
World premiere
Language : English
Subtitle : French

Reverend Roland Gordon has dedicated his lifetime to collecting an alternative archive of African-American history in his San Francisco parish. Newspapers, posters and anonymous photos glued to the walls make up “another” visual history, an alternative historical account. A collage that bears witness to the oblivion to which African-Americans have been segregated by official history.
Through the portrait of this militant for the restitution of the African-American memory, we question the construction of historical discourse: its procedures, its veracity, the value of the documents that feed its scientific methodology, the hierarchy of the people on the inside of its account… Reverend Gordon pleads his cause everywhere: from his church to the commission for the preservation of history in his city’s town hall, all strategies are legitimate for recovering from the oblivion to which the community has been demoted. This political film formulates a question that goes beyond the borders of the United States: can one rewrite history to restore the memory of the women and men who have been omitted from it?

Elena López Riera


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