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Descendant directed by Margaret Brown, Netflix official trailer
Descendant directed by Margaret Brown

Netflix debuted the official trailer for Descendant, filmmaker Margaret Brown documents the story of the Clotilda – the last known ship to smuggle stolen Africans to America. Descendant premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival where the film won a special jury prize winner.

Descendant premieres on Netflix on October 21st.

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.

Watch the official trailer for Descendant.

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