Film Screening: "Descendant"
Sunday, February 26, join Harvard Art Museums for a screening of the film "Descendant." Documentary filmmaker Margaret Brown returns to her hometown of Mobile, Alabama to document the search for and historic discovery in 2019 of The Clotilda, the last known ship to arrive in the United States illegally carrying enslaved Africans, in 1860. After a century of secrecy and speculation, the discovery of the ship turns attention toward the descendant community of Africatown. The film presents a moving portrait of a community actively grappling with and fighting to preserve their heritage while examining what justice looks like today. Admission is free. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. The screening will take place in Menschel Hall, and doors will open at 1:30 p.m.