February 6th, 6:00pm
Women in Film Cincinnati in partnership with the Cincinnati Art Museum presents:
Daughters of the Dust
Thursday, February 6, 7:00 p.m.
953 Eden Park Dr, Cincinnati 45202
Free admission. RSVP not required. Post film discussion with Michelle Materre!
DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST
Directed by Julie Dash, 1991, 113 minutes
At the dawn of the 20th century, a multi-generational family in the Gullah community on the Sea Islands off of South Carolina – former enslaved West Africans who adopted many of their ancestors’ Yoruba traditions – struggle to maintain their cultural heritage and folklore while contemplating a migration to the mainland, even further from their roots.
With Daughters of the Dust, Dash became the first African American woman to direct and produce a full-length feature film that was widely distributed in theaters across the country. Released with beautiful color restoration in 2016, Dash’s visionary work is still an inspiration for filmmakers today.
Michelle Materre, lead on the 1991 theatrical distribution of Daughters of the Dust, will participate in post-film discussion moderated by Ainsley M. Cameron, CAM Curator of South Asian Art, Islamic Art and Antiquities. Materre serves as Director of the Media Management Program and Associate Professor of Media Studies and Film at The New School, and has a professional background as a film producer, writer, arts administrator, and distribution and marketing specialist.