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GMU Visiting Filmmakers Series: DESCENDANT

George Mason University's Johnson Center Cinema
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, Virginia 22030

Join us for a free screening of the acclaimed new Netflix documentary, Descendant, followed by a live Q&A with the filmmakers.

In Descendant, award-winning filmmaker Margaret Brown 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 110 kidnapped Africans.

The current residents of Africatown 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 Clotilda. Now, the long-awaited discovery of the Clotilda’s remains offers this community a tangible link to their ancestors and validation of a history so many tried to bury.

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