Friday, March 31, 2017 at 9 pm
Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 7 pm
UWM Cinema, located in the UWM Student Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53211 (2nd floor)
Tickets: $5/free to UWM students and members of the Union Cinema
More information: http://uwm.edu/studentinvolvement/event/daughters-of-the-dust-2/
The Lynden Sculpture Garden is proud to partner with the Union Cinema to present two screenings of a restored version of the first film directed by an African-American woman to be widely distributed in the US. Julie Dash’s 1991 film, Daughters of the Dust, examines three generations of Gullah women as the family prepares to migrate to the North. Located on the Sea Islands off the coast of South Carolina, the Gullah community consists of many descendants of former slaves who have maintained their cultural heritage and traditions to this day. Daughters of the Dust provides a bridge between two Lynden projects that investigate and celebrate the Black imagination: Eliza’s Peculiar Cabinet of Curiosities (Fo Wilson) and a residency with filmmaker Portia Cobb that commences this summer.