The Afrikana Film Festival Presents Daughters of the Dust (1991) as the third and last movie in the VMFA Outdoor Film Series: Dirty South: A Cinematic Sense of Place and Community.

Film Series – Dirty South: A Cinematic Sense of Place and Community

ON THE PAULEY CENTER SOUTH LAWN

Bring lawn chairs and/or blankets. Notify us of special needs. Bring printed hard copy tickets, not electronic. In case of rain, event will switch to the Cheek Theater indoors.


Inspired by the exhibition The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse

Fri, Aug 13 | 8:30–10:30 pm
Daughters of the Dust (1991, 113 min)

The Afrikana Film Festival Presents Daughters of the Dust (1991) as the third and last movie in the VMFA Outdoor Film Series: Dirty South: A Cinematic Sense of Place and Community.

$8 (VMFA and Afrikana members, $5)

This acclaimed film is the contemplative story of family, tradition, and Black womanhood in 1902. Director Julie Dash’s seminal work follows a multigenerational African American family, as they prepare to leave their home of the Gullah Geechee Islands for the mainland. The Gullah culture of the sea islands off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia are where African folk-ways were maintained well into the 20th Century and was one of the last bastions of these mores in America. Co-presented by VMFA and Afrikana Independent Film Festival.

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