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. 

To celebrate International Women's Day 2018, the University of Plymouth’s Peninsula Arts and Plymouth Arts Centre have programmed a series of films, talks and events designed to bring women to the fore. To view the range of screenings and talks being hosted by Plymouth Arts Centre.

Supported by Film Hub South West, part of the BFI Film Audience Network, awarding funds from the National Lottery, as well as the Plymouth University Women's Network.

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

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

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