L.A. Rebellion Cinema Salon: Weekend One
One of the most well known films to come out of the L.A. Rebellion movement is Julie Dash's Daughters of the Dust, which was released some 20 years ago. The film remains one of the most significant films in black feminist cinema. Critics, scholars and audiences love Daughters of the Dust for its unique structure, which thwarts the traditional narrative form that feminists have argued objectifies and degrades women, with its focus on black women’s stories, its critical look at the legacy of colonialism and slavery, and its affirmation of the history of the Gullah culture, which still exists today in the coastal Southeast United States.
Join us for a conversation about the evolution of a black feminist perspective in cinema and the intersections of art, gender and civil rights, as well as how far black women's filmmaking has come in the last 20 years. Panelists include Zola Mumford of the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival, Christina Lopez of the Radical Women collective, Isis Asare of Sistah Sinema and moderated by Seattle University Professor Gary Perry, Affiliated Faculty with the Women's Studies and Global African Studies Programs.
Tonight's program is part of our month-long film series L.A. Rebellion. During our weekly cinema salons, local activists, filmmakers and scholars come together for free public conversations about race, gender, social and political issues today, as seen through the lens of the L.A. Rebellion films. Read more about the series >>