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Gibbes Film in Focus: Daughters of the Dust

Whether a classic noir or a cutting edge documentary, the Gibbes believes in the power of great filmmaking: to bring people together, to put audiences in touch with new ideas, and to celebrate the diversity of the human experience. Join us this summer as we launch this limited engagement series with a focus on representations of the Southern Gothic in American cinema.

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April 22, 2021, 6PM screening: Daughters of the Dust, directed by Julie Dash (112 mins)

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.