Daughters of the Dust
Sunday 18 June 2017,
BP Lecture Theatre
Phone +44 (0)20 7323 8181
Ticket Desk in Great Court
Sponsored by Morgan Stanley. Supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Recommend this event
Referenced in Beyoncé's Lemonade, and newly restored, Julie Dash's acclaimed 1991 feature was the first by an African-American woman to be widely seen.
Set on an island off South Carolina, it tells of generations of the Gullah people, descended from slaves, and their migration northward. Poetic in style, and using the Gullah dialect, it evokes a rich yet unknown cultural memory.
1991, 112 minutes, Cert. PG
Curated and introduced by Ian Christie, Birkbeck College, University of London, in collaboration with the British Academy.
Please note: this event has been moved to the BP Lecture Theatre. Any existing tickets remain valid.
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