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About Daughters of the Dust

Rating:
PG
Year Released:
1991
Genres:
Drama
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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.

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