Institute of Historical Studies
Institute of Historical Studies

Film: “Daughters of the Dust,” (Faces of Migration: Classic and Contemporary Feature Film Series)

Tue, October 24, 2017 | CLA 1.302E

7:30 PM

Daughters of the Dust
25th anniversary restoration
(1991, U.S., dir: Julie Dash)

Watch the trailer

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.

We are proud to present the 25th anniversary restoration of director Julie Dash’s landmark film “Daughters of the Dust.” 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.” Restored by Cohen Media Group, in conjunction with UCLA, for the first time with proper color grading overseen by cinematographer AJ Jafa, audiences will finally see the film exactly as Julie Dash intended.

Join us Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 7:30pm, in the Glickman Conference Center (CLA) 1.302E, for a screening of the DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST. Learn more about this this event. This screening is part of the "Faces of Migration" series, promoting classic and contemporary feature films from all over the world about Migration, Exile and Displacement.

Parking: Brazos Garage, 210 E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.. Open to the UT Austin community and the public.

Presented by Not Even PastThe Department of History, and Institute of Historical Studies, with generous co-sponsorship of Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American StudiesCenter for Mexican American StudiesCenter for European StudiesCenter for East Asian StudiesCenter for Asian American StudiesDepartment of American StudiesDepartment of Radio-Television-Film, and Center for Middle Eastern Studies.

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