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Spirit of Our Ancestors Film Festival
February 2 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm CST
The Mobile Public Library invite you to a special showing of the acclaimed Netflix documentary Descendant
Join us at Virginia Dillard Smith/Toulminville Branch Library for the Spirit of Our Ancestors Film Festival. We will be screening the movie Descendant, followed by the latest episode of 90 Minutes of 60 MINUTES which features an update on the Descendants.
About Descendant (PG-1h 49mins/2022): 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.
This event is free and open to all. No RSVP required.