Daughters of the Dust

"Daughters of the Dust" image credit: Kino International Corp./Photofest
Image from "Diary of An African Nun."

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Mar 01, 2013

(Julie Dash, United States, 1991, 35mm, 127 min)

New 35mm print!

A heroic hallmark of independent filmmaking, Daughters of the Dust tells a visually fantastic story about a world that, for many of us, barely exists: the Gullah community, descendents of slaves, living in southern Georgia at the turn of the century. Daughters of the Dust uses surreal imagery as a backdrop for exposing the conflicts—modernity versus spirituality, tradition versus sexuality—that tore at an isolated community tossed in the tides of American history. You’ll be a true Julie Dash scholar at the end of this event, which also shows Dash’s first narrative short film, about a Ugandan nun desperate for meaning in her commitment to Christ.

THE DIARY OF AN AFRICAN NUN is preservation funded in part with a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation.

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