Film: Daughters of the Dust (1993)
  • Jill Craigie Cinema, University of Plymouth

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Julie Dash’s ground-breaking work follows a multi-generational family in the Gullah community on the Sea Islands off the coast of South Carolina.

As former West African slaves who adopted many of their ancestors’ Yoruba traditions, Daughters of the Dust portrays the struggle to maintain their cultural heritage and folklore.

The first wide release by a black female filmmaker, the film was met with wild critical acclaim and still resonates today – most recently as a major influence on Beyoncé’s video album Lemonade.

Restored (in conjunction with UCLA) for the first time, complete with the correct colour grading overseen by cinematographer Arthur Jafa, you will finally see the film exactly as Dash intended.

Director: Julie Dash
Running time: 112 minutes
Cert: 12A

Date: Monday 19 March
Time: 19:00
Venue: Jill Craigie Cinema, University of Plymouth
Tickets: £6 (standard), £4.20 (concessions), Peninsula Arts Friends free/ Free to University of Plymouth students via SPIA

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