February’s 2nd Tues. #SocialScreening
We will be viewing Julie Dash’s Daughters of the Dust, originally released in 1991.
Kheprw Institute website will facilitate a short intro discussion, with youth, and then a longer discussion after the film.
We are excited by the potent context and history of this film, whose director, Julie Dash (a warrior poet of our time), managed to distribute this film in a film environment hostile to African-Americans, let alone women.
Daughters of the Dust tells the story of three generations of Gullah women in the Peazant family on St. Helena Island in 1902 as they prepare to migrate to the North; told from the perspective of an unborn child.
Bell Hooks praised the film in her book Reel to Real, writing “Daughters of the Dust dares to place black females at the center of its narrative”.
We hope you’ll join us for this film and community discussion!
Date: February 9th, 2016
Time: Doors at 6:30pm, Film at 7pm
Where: Indianapolis Worker Justice Center [MAP]
1734 W Washington St, Indianapolis