Geneva Unitarian Church to show award-winning documentary
The award-winning 2022 documentary film "Descendant" will be shown free of charge on Friday, Jan. 27, at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva.
Presented as part of the church's popular "Friday Flicks" series, the movie tells the stories of today's residents of the Africatown community in Mobile, Ala., descendants of enslaved people who arrived on the last known slave ship in 1860. The film examines their efforts to seek closure and healing.
An official selection of the Sundance Film Festival and winner of the Special Jury Award for Creative Vision, "Descendant" was directed by Margaret Brown and co-produced by Barack and Michelle Obama's Higher Ground Productions.
It will be screened at 7 p.m. at the church, 110 S. Second St. in downtown Geneva.
The free showing is open to the public and snacks will also be available. An optional group discussion will follow the screening. Interested moviegoers can find complete information at www.uusg.org/friday-flicks.
Founded in 1842, the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva is the oldest church in town, part of a centuries-old liberal religious tradition that values reason and free thought over dogma and creed. Led by the Rev. Scot Hull, it is a unique religious voice in the community, offering worship services and religious education programs that draw on diverse spiritual traditions, as well as outreach initiatives that advance social justice causes locally and around the world. Learn more at www.uusg.org.