Black Lives Matter Film Club Discusses Daughters of the Dust
Join host Dr. Chris Stacey and fellow Columbia alumni for a discussion of Julie Dash’s Daughters of the Dust (1991). “This is a story of the Great Migration of African-Americans, survivors of slavery and the descendants of former slaves, to the North. It’s made in a way that both embraces the historical idea and atomizes it in the sharp specificity of personal experience. The splendid complexity of Daughters of the Dust is developed from a simple situation: as two urbanized women from the Peazant family return to the island as a sort of delegation to organize the migration, it’s uncertain whether all the members of the family will go. Some are considering staying behind on the island, and the decision that each must make is the core of the drama. “ (Richard Brody). We hope you can join us for a discussion about this historically significant film.
Film Availability: On a large number of streaming venues.
Discussion Date: Wednesday, October 14
Discussion Time: 6:30 p.m. CST
Where: Zoom Video Conference