Daughters of the Dust

Series: Portland Black Film Festival

Presented by the Portland Black Film Festival.

DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST (1991) A brand new 35mm print of Julie Dash’s landmark independent film. This emotionally charged epic drama explores the unique culture of the Gullah people, descendants of slaves who live in relative isolation on the Sea Islands off the Georgia coast. As the generations struggle with the decision to leave, their rich Gullah heritage and African roots rise to the surface. In 2004, DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

35mm Print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive.



Friday, February 6