Spirit of Our Ancestors Film Festival at the Ben May Main Library
- Presented By: Mobile Public Library and Clotilda Descendants Association
- Dates: February 1, 2023
- Location: Ben May Main Library; 701 Government St., Mobile, AL 36602
- Address: 701 Government St., Mobile, AL 36602
- Phone: (251) 545-3366
- Time: 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
- Price: Free
The Clotilda Descendants Association and Mobile Public Library invite you to a special showing of the acclaimed Netflix documentary, Descendant.
This event is free and open to all. No RSVP required. A Q&A panel on the stage of Bernheim Hall will follow the film screening.
About Descendant: 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.