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DESCENDANT Movie on Netflix Release Date 21 October 2022

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⁣Descendant is only on Netflix, October 21st. ⁣Netflix has dropped a full trailer for “Descendant,” heightening the anticipation leading up to the film’s release on Oct. 21.
Directed by Mobile native Margaret Brown and co-written by Brown and University of South Alabama folklorist Kern Jackson, the award-winning film retells the story of the slave ship Clotilda but puts more focus on the Africatown community founded by survivors of the ship’s final voyage. It won a Special Jury Award for Creative Vision at the Sundance Film Festival, and won a distribution deal with Netflix and Higher Ground, the production company founded by Barack and Michelle Obama.

⁣The confirmation in 2019 that the Clotilda’s wreckage had been found spurred worldwide interest in the story, and the ship is the subject of ongoing archaeological efforts. Those involved with the Africatown community have often expressed determination that the bigger story is about the people of the community, not the ship, and that viewpoint comes through loud and clear in the trailer.

⁣Netflix has previously indicated that the film will receive limited theatrical release in addition to its streaming release on Oct. 21. While full details haven’t been released, the independent Crescent Theater in downtown Mobile lists plans to begin showing the documentary on Oct. 23.

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