Reviews & Quotes | THE APOLOGY

Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival
"The apology is the first of its kind in Alameda County’s 170-year history, and describes the County’s culpability in the community’s seizure and destruction as an example of “historic institutional racism and structural barriers that remain in our society and institutions.” The documentary figures centrally in the text of the apology, which identifies it as the culmination of an effort by past Russell City residents and their descendants to share the history of a close-knit, diverse, working class community whose existence and destruction has been “ignored and eventually erased” to make way for industry."