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Daughters of the Dust (VOA)
Location
Main screening room
Date
June 17th, 2021
Duration
113 min
Cycle
Black at the camera

Black at the Camera is more than a hundred years of Black cinema. From silent cinema dealing with segregation to films testifying decolonization; from animation to documentaries, including historical reconstructions. The new generation is not left out, expressing itself with aplomb in all forms of contemporary cinema. This ensemble also reflects the work of Canadian and Quebec filmmakers, will be presented to the public at the Cinémathèque québécoise throughout the month of June.

This program, produced in collaboration with the Fabienne Colas Foundation and the Montreal International Black Film Festival, is also supported by the Cinémathèque Afrique of The Institut français.

Tickets will be on sale on May 20.

Daughters of the Dust
Directed by
Julie Dash
Language
VOA
Actors
Cora Lee Day, Alva Rogers, Barbarao
Origins
USA, Germany
Year
1991
Duration
113 min
Genre
Drama, history
Format
DCP
Synopsis

Daughters of the Dust, which tells the story of the last day of a black family from the Gullah community, descendants of slaves living in isolation on islands along the southern coast of the United States, before their migration to the North in the early 20th century, is the only feature film by its author.

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Julie Dash

Julie Ethel Dash is an American film director, writer and producer. She received her MFA in 1985 at the UCLA Film School and is one of the graduates and filmmakers known as the L.A. Rebellion. After she had written and directed several shorts, her 1991 feature Daughters of the Dust became the first full-length film directed by an African-American woman to obtain general theatrical release in the United States. (Wikipedia)

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Daughters of the Dust review

It is a mysterious, fabular and sometimes dreamlike film with its own theatrical poise. At times it reminded me of Chekhov, or maybe a performance of Shakespeare’s Tempest...

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