HD, Color and Sound, 16’ 20”, 2018

Challenging traditional documentary practices with experimental approaches to editing and sound, GIVE explores Roland Gordon’s motivations to create a monumental visual archive displaying centuries of black agency and achievements, in the United States and beyond.

Roland’s collage, ‘Cloud of Witnesses’, is comprised of thousands of photographic portraits, newspapers, and magazines cutouts, presenting an alternative visual history to empower the black community. The film explores collective representations of history, memory, and culture; where pasts, presents, and futures are modeled by the blending of imagination, facts, and love.

Produced, Directed and Edited: David de Rozas
Cinematography: Glenn Aquino, Sreang “C” Hok, Andres Gallegos, and David de Rozas,
Camera Assistants: Glenn Aquino, and Daniel Chein
Sound: Carolina Caycedo and Wiley John Wright II
Colorist: Mark Sterne
Sound Editor: Molly Fitzjarrald
Sound Mixing: Dan Olmsted