The Clotilda was the last known ship illegally carrying enslaved Africans to arrive in the United States and after a century of secrecy and speculation, the ship was resurfaced in 2019 in Mobile, Alabama. Filmmaker Margaret Brown (The Order of Myths, T/F 2008) returns to her hometown to document the historic discovery and the ripple effect of consequences for the local descendant community of Africatown. A poetic and moving portrait of a community and their relentless pursuit of the truth, Descendant grapples with the complexity of their history and poses questions about what justice looks like today.
There will be an in-person Q&A with director Margaret Brown after the film.
Doors & Music by Sam Wells at 6pm; Film start at 6:30pm. No ticket required, but you can RSVP to the Facebook event!
Note: This special event screening is located at the Missouri Theatre!