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Film - Daughters of the Dust

In honor of Black History month, we will watch and discuss the classic film, Daughters of the Dust. Daughters of the Dust is a 1991 independent film written, directed and produced by Julie Dash and is the first feature film directed by an African-American woman distributed theatrically in the United States. Set in 1902, it tells the story of three generations of Gullah women on Saint Helena Island as they prepare to migrate to the North on the mainland.

The film gained critical praise for its lush visuals, Gullah dialogue and non-linear storytelling.