Daughters of the Dust
A poignant portrait of three generations of Gullah women at the turn of the 20th century.
Introduction from Ingrid Sinclair
A beautifully restored print of this 1991 gem from the remarkable African American director Julie Dash (‘Daughters of the Dust’ was the first wide release by a black female filmmaker). In 1902 South Carolina, at a pivotal moment in American history, three generations of women in the Pezant family grapple with the decision to migrate north, leaving behind their well-preserved Gullah culture inherited from their West African slave ancestors. An avowed influence on Beyoncé’s album Lemonade, Daughters of the Dust broke new ground in its representation of black women on screen and continues to inspire filmmakers and audiences alike. It is a hugely important film exploring the Importance and contradictions of heritage, culture, religion and identity and displays a sensitivity that has been compared to the post-colonial fiction of Africa and India.
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About The EventVenue: Watershed Cinema 3
Date And Time: November 10, 2019 12:10 pm
Tickets: £8 Full Price, £5 concessions / 24 yrs and under
About The FilmDirector: Julie Dash
Cast: Cora Lee Day, Barbara O. Jones, Alva Rogers, Trula Hoosier, Umar Abdurrahamn, Adisa Anderson, Kaycee Moore
Running Time: 112 mins
Language: English, French
Age Rating: PG