DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST by Julie Dash

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DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST by Julie Dash

"A faint and yet vivid rendition of three generations of Gullah women living on the South Carolina Sea Islands in 1902"

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Aaron Davis Hall 129 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street On the campus of The City College of New York New York, NY 10031

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  • 2 hours
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DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST (USA) Julie Dash United States, 1991

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.

Cohen Media Group is proud to present the 25th anniversary restoration of director Julie Dash’s Daughters of the Dust. Julie Dash’s landmark, Daughters of the Dust.” The first wide release by a black female filmmaker, “ Daughter of the Dust'' was met with wild critical acclaim and rapturous audience response when it initially opened in 1991.

The program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.