—The Austin Chronicle
“DESCENDANT is an infuriating and enlightening look at how often white supremacy alters the truth in its favor.”
The Africatown residents in Mobile, Alabama, have shared stories about their origins for generations. Their community was founded by enslaved ancestors who were transported in 1860 aboard the last known and illegal slave ship, Clotilda. Director Margaret Brown’s layered contemplation explores the interplay between memory and evidence and the question of how history passes and is preserved in this Sundance award-winning documentary. With director Margaret Brown in person.