Sundance 2022 Deals: ‘Descendant,’ ‘2nd Chance’ Are the Latest Festival Acquisitions — Complete List

Below is a constantly updated list and tally of acquisitions, beginning with the most recent deals.Acquisitions during Sundance and immediately before the festival: 15Earlier acquisitions: 16Title: “Descendant”Section: U.S.

Documentary CompetitionBuyer: NetflixMargaret Brown’s documentary focuses on the Africatown community in Mobile, which was founded by enslaved people who were transported there in 1860 aboard the last known and illegal slave ship, Clotilda.

The ship was intentionally destroyed upon its arrival, and the long-awaited discovery of its remains offered the community a physical link to their ancestors.Netflix announced that it acquired worldwide rights to the film shortly after the film won a Special Jury Award for Creative Vision.

It will present the documentary later this year alongside the Obamas’ Higher Ground.Title: “2nd Chance”Section: PremieresBuyer: Showtime Documentary FilmsOscar-nominee Ramin Bahrani’s documentary spotlights the life and legacy of Richard Davis, the inventor of

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