Film Discussion: Daughters of the Dust | LasCruces.com

Film Discussion: Daughters of the Dust

Daughters of the dust

February 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

virtual

Join us for a Zoom discussion of the feature film Daughters of the Dust. Daughters of the Dust is available via the Library’s Kanopy account. Watch the movie and then join us for a zoom discussion. Email [email protected] if you are interested in participating in the discussion.
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.