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Showings

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Wed, Nov 23, 2022 7:00 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Thu, Dec 1, 2022 4:00 PM
Film Info
Runtime:109
Copyright:2022
Country Listing:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Margaret Brown

Description

Winner - U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award - Creative Vision, Sundance Film Festival, 2022

History exists beyond what is written. The Africatown residents 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 last known and illegal slave ship, Clotilda. Though the ship was intentionally destroyed upon arrival, its memory and legacy weren’t. 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.

Featuring a pre-recorded Q&A with director Margaret Brown after the screening.

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