Daughters of the Dust Screening & Artists Talk @ African American Museum

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Daughters of the Dust Screening & Artists Talk @ African American Museum

May 5, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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Friday, May 5, 6 p.m.  | Doors open at 5:30 p.m. 

In conjunction with the African American Museum’s current special exhibition, Tone Poems & Light Stories: The Great Migration presented in collaboration with Scribe Video Center, AAMP hosts a FREE screening of the 25th anniversary restoration of Julie Dash’s landmark film, Daughters of the Dust.

Set at the dawn of the 20th century, Daughters of the Dust chronicles the story of a multi-generational family in the Gullah community on the Sea Islands off of South Carolina — as they struggle to maintain their ancestral heritage and folklore while contemplating a migration to the mainland, journeying even further from their West African roots.

The screening will kick off with an artist talk on the Great Migration moderated by Louis Massiah, Executive Director of Scribe Video Center. Conversation panelists include Tone Poem & Light Storiesartists Tina Morton and Lonnie Graham, and Reverend Rev. Frank Tyson of the city’s historic African American church, Tindley Temple.


May 5, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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