Descendant

Documentary filmmaker Margaret Brown (“The Order of Myths", “The Great Invisible”) returns to her hometown of Mobile, Alabama to document the search for and historic discovery of The Clotilda, the last known ship to arrive in the United States, illegally carrying enslaved Africans. After a century of secrecy and speculation, the 2019 discovery of the ship turns attention toward the descendant community of Africatown and presents a moving portrait of a community actively grappling with and fighting to preserve their heritage while examining what justice looks like today.

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Film Screenings

Mar 13, 2022
12:00pm1:48pm

Credits

Director:

Margaret Brown

Executive Producer:

Jeff Skoll, Diane Weyermann, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, Shawn Gee, Zarah Zohlman, Kate Hurwitz

Producer:

Kyle Martin, Essie Chambers, Margaret Brown

Cinematographer:

Justin Zweifach, Zac Manuel

Editor:

Michael Bloch, Geoffrey Richman

Music:

Ray Angry, Rhiannon Giddens, Dirk Powell

Principal Cast:

Kamau Sadiki: Slave Wrecks Project/Diving With a Purpose, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Dr. Kern Jackson: Co-producer, Co-writer and Folklorist, Veda Tunstall: Clotilda Descendant, Emmett Lewis: Direct Descendant of Cudjoe Kazoola Lewis, Joycelyn Davis: Clotilda Descendant , Lorna Woods: Clotilda Descendant, Ramsey Sprague: Environmental Activist, Ben Raines: Reporter attributed with locating the wreck site of the Clotilda, Darron Patterson: Clotilda Descendant

Contact

Publicity Contact:

Gabriela Archuleta
garchuleta@participant.com
1 714 423 1668

Details

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Year:

2022

Premiere Status:

Texas Premiere

Genre:

Documentary

Screening Section:

Festival Favorites

Screening Category:

Documentary Feature

Country:

United States

Language:

English with English Subtitles

Runtime:

108 mins