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‘Descendant’ Documentary Wins Jury Award and Announces Netflix Acquisition

We are thrilled that Descendant, from filmmaker Margaret Brown, has been awarded the Special Jury Award: Creative Vision in the U.S. Documentary Competition today and it was announced tonight that Netflix has acquired the documentary, with Higher Ground co-presenting the film.

Congratulations to the filmmaking team, our producing partners and the documentary team for this incredible honor.

For more about the Sundance Awards read here and for more about the sale read here.

The film had its world premiere on Saturday January 21, 2022 and received praise from IndieWire, The Playlist, and The Hollywood Reporter.