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SPIRIT OF OUR ANCESTORS FILM FESTIVAL: A.J. COOPER MUNICIPAL COMPLEX

Jan 30th, 2023 - Feb 1st, 2023 · 4:00 PM-6:00 PM

The Clotilda Descendants Association and The City of Prichard invite you to a special showing of the acclaimed Netflix documentary, Descendant, as well as many other films about the history of Africatown. Monday, Jan. 30, Tuesday, Jan. 31, and Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the A.J. Cooper Municipal Complex. 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. This event is free and open to all. No RSVP is required. A Q&A panel will follow the film screening. For more information visit: www.theclotildastory.com


A.J. Cooper Memorial Complex

216 E. Prichard Ave.
Prichard, AL 36610

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