Daughters of the Dust
ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE
DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST
A spellbinding American classic
112 minutes, 1991
This 1991 independent film written, directed and produced by Julie Dash was the first feature film directed by an African American woman distributed theatrically in the United States. Set in 1902, it tells the story of three generations of Gullah or Geechee women in the Peazant family on St. Helena Island as they prepare to migrate to the North on the mainland. Notable for its lush cinematography and nonlinear storytelling, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
Join us for film screenings followed by a provocative discussion about the themes. REEL Talks are free, but reservations are required.
Order online or call 651.224.3180 Monday through Friday, from 10 to 4:30pm.
DATES AND TICKETS
1 hour prior to performance
270 N. Kent St
St. Paul, MN 55102
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—Rahila Coats, Summer Institute Alumna