Daughters of the Dust Film Screening

May 3, 2021

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Film screening of Daughters of the Dust as accompaniment to No Man's Land: A Feminist Reimagining

We are pleased to screen Daughters of the Dust as accompaniment to the No Man’s Land: A Feminist Reimagining exhibition. The 1991 film highlights the exhibition’s themes of ambiguity, contradiction, and simultaneity as central features of women’s embodied existence, more specifically, Black women’s existence. With its powerful portrayal of the close-knit, multi-generational community of Gullah women on an island off the coast of South Carolina, the film explores notions of old and new Black femininity. Directed by Julie Dash, it was the first film directed by a Black woman in America to receive a wide release. The free screening will be followed by a live, virtual discussion featuring Mr. Ahmad Ward, Executive Director of Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park and Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch, Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of History at Arkansas State University, and moderated by Dr. Toni Jaudon, Associate Professor of English at Hendrix College. Free ticket reservations at https://watch.eventive.org/…/play/606794d2037e51007715a90a

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