Daughters of the Dust


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Julie Dash icon-01Julie Dash: Daughters of the Dust 25th Anniversary

Daughters of the Dust

  • 1991
  • Directed By: Julie Dash
  • Rated PG
  • Drama
  • 112 Minutes
  1. Friday, December 9, 2016 6:30 p.m.
Still image from the film Daughters of the Dust

Daughters of the Dust, the first feature film directed by an African American woman to receive theatrical distribution in the U.S., engrosses the viewer in early 20th-century Gullah life. The film follows three generations of Peazant family women as they prepare to leave the island their ancestors were brought to as slaves over a century earlier for opportunities up north. The lyrical magic-realist qualities of the film meld with historic truths to create a sense of uncommon understanding. Director Julie Dash is scheduled to be present. (2K DCP Presentation)

This program is sponsored by the Black Film Center/Archive, the The Media School’s cinema and media arts program, the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies, and IU Cinema.