FORT MASON FLIX — Daughters Of The Dust


Presented By

The Museum Of The African Diaspora (MoAD) & Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture

Feb 26th @ 8:00 p.m.

“We stay behind on this island growing older, wiser, stronger.”

Daughters Of The Dust

About: Julie Dash’s poetic film overlays past, present, and future possibilities for the Peazant family on Ibo Landing — a Gullah community off the South Carolina mainland — as they gather for a picnic in 1902. As the majority of the family prepares to migrate North, modern realities face the long-standing traditions of their West African roots. Debuting 30 years ago at the Sundance Film Festival, artist Arthur Jafa won that year’s Excellence in Cinematography Award. With this debut, Dash would become the first African American woman to have a feature-length film in wide theatrical release. A now-classic of American cinema, add Daughters of the Dust to your list of Black History Month celebrations.

Director: Julie Dash

Year Released: 1991

Rating: NR

Run Time: 113 minutes

Cast: With Cora Lee Day, Alva Rogers, Cheryl Lynn Bruce, Adisa Anderson, and Kaycee Moore

Showing: February 26, 8:00 p.m.

Co-presented by the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD), San Francisco.

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