Off-Site: Daughters of the Dust

Friday, October 11, 2013 | 8 pm
1991, 113 minutes, Rated PG
Directed by Julie Dash; with Cora Lee Day, Alva Rogers, Barbara O.

Daughters of the Dust tells the tale of three generations of Gullah women, islanders who live at Ebos Landing on St. Simons Island, Georgia, in 1902, on the eve of their migration north. The women of the Peazant family live thickly in their ancestors' presence, whose arrival to the island traces back to slavery times. Their Creolized Gullah culture, consisting of a mix of West African influences, translates into lush, lyrical dialogue with glimpses of magical realism. The first feature film directed by an African Ameican woman to be theatrically released in the U.S., this masterpiece endures for its poetic imagery, rich language, and use of song.

Charles White Park, Altadena | Free, no reservations

Parque Charles White, Altadena | Gratis, no reservas

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