Daughters of the Dust
Directed by: Julie Dash
1991 | USA | 112 minutes
Screening and Panel Discussion
Friday, May 12, 2017, 7pm
Saturday, May 13, 2017, 3pm
Join us after the Friday evening screening for a panel discussion about the film with Dr. Jayna Brown, Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies; Paulette Brown-Hinds, Editor-in-Chief of IE Voice. Moderated by Dr. Derek Burrill, Associate Professor of Media & Cultural Studies.
At the dawn of the 20th century, a multi-generational family in the Gullah community on the Sea Islands off of South Carolina – former West African slaves who adopted many of their ancestors’ Yoruba traditions – struggle to maintain their cultural heritage and folklore while contemplating a migration to the mainland, even further from their roots.
The first wide release by a black female filmmaker, Daughters of the Dust was met with wild critical acclaim and rapturous audience response when it initially opened in 1991. Restored (in conjunction with UCLA) for the first time with proper color grading overseen by cinematographer AJ Jafa, audiences will finally see the film exactly as Julie Dash intended.
Screening sponsored by UCR's Center for Ideas & Society and Speculative Fiction and Cultures of Science Program at UCR