'Descendant' Trailer Released

'Descendant' Trailer Released

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film still from participant documentary descendant

We are pleased to share the official trailer for the upcoming Participant documentary Descendant, which will premiere on Netflix in partnership with Higher Ground, on October 21.

Watch the trailer and learn more about this incredible documentary here.

The documentary from director Margaret Brown explores the interplay between memory and evidence and the question of how history passes and is preserved. Brown also reveals the enduring power imbalance that persists between the descendants of Timothy Meaher, the man who chartered the illegal expedition, and the descendants of those who were enslaved aboard it. The Meaher family owns much of the heavily industrialized area that surrounds Africatown, and although elevated cases of cancer and illness are prevalent there, the Africatown community persists. Residents celebrate their heritage and take command of their legacy by bringing their history to the surface.