IU Cinema: "Daughters of the Dust" film

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)

JULIE DASH: DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST 25TH ANNIVERSARY

IU Cinema: "Daughters of the Dust" film