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Netflix Acquires Global To Participant Documentary ‘Descendant’; Higher Ground To Present Feature

Netflix has taken worldwide rights to Participant’s feature documentary Descendant which appropriate won the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award: Ingenious Imaginative and prescient on the Sundance Film Competition.

Better Ground, President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s production firm, will present the film, alongside Netflix.

Descendant, from director Margaret Brown, follows contributors of Africatown, a diminutive community in Alabama, as they half their personal tales and community historic past as descendants of the Clotilda, the final known slave ship to illegally transport human beings as cargo from Africa to The United States. The ship’s existence, a centuries-used originate secret, is confirmed by a physique of workers of marine archeologists. The film explores implications of the Clotilda’s discovery for the descendants, who grapple with their heritage while claiming the energy to form their delight in destinies.

Producers are Kyle Martin, Essie Chambers and Brown.

EPs are Participant’s Jeff Skoll and Diane Weyermann; Kate Hurwitz; Two One 5 Entertainment’s Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Tariq “Dim Thought” Trotter, Shawn Gee and Zarah Zohlman.

Brown stated, “I even contain been humbled and honored to spend four years with the residents of Africatown as they give the impression of being justice and reconciliation for what came about in 1860, and what’s silent happening right this moment.”

“I’m inflamed that thru Netflix and Better Ground’s worldwide reach, audiences all the scheme thru the enviornment will be taught this extremely effective historic past,” Brown added.

Here is the tenth film or sequence that Netflix and Participant contain collaborated on including American Factory with Better Ground.

Participant will most most likely be incorporating Descendant into its ongoing impression work dedicated to advancing both social and racial justice.

Descendant is devoted to the leisurely Diane Weyermann, Chief Train Officer at Participant.

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