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Repertory Dundee Nov 9 – Nov 12, 2019

Daughters of the Dust

Dir. Julie Dash USA 112 min

1991 Cohen Media Group

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Monday, November 11

Special Intro

Sat Nov 9, 1:30pm | Dundee Linder Microcinema

Please join us for a special introduction by Jade Rogers ― an educator, mentor, Oral Historian, Archivist and adjunct professor at Metro Community College and the University of Nebraska Omaha, and the Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of the House Of Afros, Capes, & Curls.

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At the dawn of the 20th century, a multi-generational family in the Gullah community on the Sea Islands off of South Carolina – former West African slaves 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.

The first wide release by a black female filmmaker, Daughters of the Dust was met with wild critical acclaim and rapturous audience response when it initially opened in 1991. Casting a long legacy, Daughters of the Dust still resonates today, most recently as a major in influence on Beyonce’s video album “Lemonade.”  

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