Filmmaker Margaret Brown (The Order of Myths) returns to her hometown of Mobile, Alabama to reflect on the legacy of the last known ship carrying enslaved Africans to enter the United States, the Clotilda. As remains of the ship are discovered in 2019, Brown documents the lives of the descendants of Clotilda as well as the Meaher family, who owned the ship. DESCENDANT is “a disquieting film with enduring significance.” (Harper’s Bazaar)

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Margaret Brown, Essie Chambers, and Kyle Martin. 

This film contains the following accessibility options for viewers:
Closed Captioning for in-person screenings at IFC Center and Cinepolis Chelsea

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Director: Margaret Brown
Executive Producer: Ahmir “Questlove”Thompson, Taik “Black Thought” Trotter, Jeff Skoll, Diane Weye, Zarah Zohlmanrmann
Producer: Margaret Brown, Kyle Martin, Essie Chambers
Cinematographer: Zac Manuel, Justin Zweifach
Editor: Michael Bloch, Geoffrey Richman
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Year: 2022