Mar 18, 2020 Mar 18, 2020
07:30PM 07:30PM *CANCELED* Daughters of the Dust, screening: University Event Topic: Academics,Arts,Diversity,Entertainment,HumanitiesDepartment / Organization: Arts at Emory,Emory Filmmakers,Film & Media StudiesSeries: Emory CinemathequeEvent Open To: All (Public)Cost: Free; no ticket required.Contact Name: Gary FessendenContact Phone: 404-727-0589Contact Email: gfessen@emory.eduLink: EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED/CANCELED. Any updates for future events and rescheduled performances will be posted online and on the Arts at Emory calendar. Visit here for more information on Emory University’s response to COVID-19. Emory Cinematheque presents for Spring 2020 African-Americans in American Film Daughters of the Dust (dir. Julie Dash, 1991; 112 min.) Julie Dash’s groundbreaking film, which proved a major inspiration for Beyonce’s Lemonade, explores the lives of three generations of Geechee Women living on a Gullah community off the coast of South Carolina at the turn of the 20th Century. Former West African slaves who adopted many of their ancestors' Yoruba traditions, the Peazant women are in conflict over the next phase of their lives. Should they remain with their tradition bound matriarch Nana (Cora Lee Day) or move to the mainland as urged by the young and vibrant Haagar (Kaycee Moore)?  Featuring compelling performances by Barbara O. Jones, Alva Rogers, Barbarao and others, and  gorgeous cinematography by Sundance Award Winner Arthur Jafa and sweeping shots of untethered beauty on St. Helena Island, the Georgia coast, Dash’s beautiful film wonders aloud if generational splits can be healed and if progress means letting go of the past or bringing it with you? Recommended Parking: Fishburne Parking Deck or Oxford Road Parking Deck + White Hall 208<br>301 Dowman Dr, <br>Atlanta, GA 30307 Campus Events
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