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Women in Film and the Cincinnati Art Museum celebrate Black History Month with a reception and screening of

Daughters of the Dust

Thursday February 6th
6pm reception with Michelle Materre
7pm screening

Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
FREE Admission, no RSVP required

Daughters of the Dust was the first feature film by an African-American woman to be theatrically distributed across the United States.

Join us at 6pm for a reception before the screening with special guest Michelle Materre. Don’t miss this rare chance to interact with this distinguished filmmaker in an intimate setting.

Michelle Materre, lead on the 1991 theatrical distribution of Daughters of the Dust, will also 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.

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.

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