Presented in partnership with Women in Film Cincinnati, this four-part series focuses on films directed by women and celebrates leaders and pioneers both on screen and behind the camera.
DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST
Directed by Julie Dash, 1991, 113 minutes
At the dawn of the 20th century, a multi-generational family in the Gullah community on the Sea Islands off of South Carolina – former enslaved West Africans 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.
With Daughters of the Dust, Dash became the first African American woman to direct and produce a full-length feature film that was widely distributed in theaters across the country. Released with beautiful color restoration in 2016, Dash’s visionary work is still an inspiration for filmmakers today.
FREE and open to the public. Reservations not required. Seating is limited and is first come, first served.
Cash bar available beginning at 6:00; beverages are permitted in the theater during screening.
Please enter the museum through the DeWitt entrance – visitors will meet in the Fath Auditorium.
2020/02/06 - 2020/02/06
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Each event will close with a discussion with guests from the community and invited guests, including filmmakers and scholars.
Parking: FREE. Bike Racks are available outside the Main Entrance of the Art Museum. Hook up to one of our Marcel Duchamp-inspired racks during your visit! Accessible Parking is available in our north parking lot, just past the main visitor parking lot and entrance. Wheelchair + Stroller Entry is available via our DeWitt Entrance, on the east side of the museum, near the accessible parking. Access to the Mary R. Schiff Library + Archives is available via our Castellini Foundation Entrance, just to the right of the main entrance on the west side of the building.
Service Animals are welcome in the Art Museum. Please check in with the security guard in the front lobby or at the DeWitt entrance upon arrival.
Tours may be conducted in English, French, Spanish, or German. Foreign language speaking tours must be scheduled at least one month in advance. Please call the Tour Coordinator at (513) 639.2975 for more information.