Clark Art Screens 'Daughters of the Dust'
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — On Thursday, Oct. 5, the Clark Art Institute continues its four-part film series examining the L.A. Rebellion, presented in celebration and anticipation of the Clark's 2023 Conference, "The Fetish A(r)t Work: African Objects in the Making of European Art History, 1500–1900."
The Clark shows Daughters of the Dust at 6 pm in its auditorium, located in the Manton Research Center.
According to a press release:
The first American feature directed by an African American woman to receive a general theatrical release, "Daughters of the Dust" (1991; 1 hour, 52 minutes) is set in 1902 and tells the story of a "Gullah" family, descendants of African captives who escaped the slave trade to live on islands off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia. Here, many members of the Peazant family are on the verge of a planned migration to the United States. Directed by Julie Dash, a brilliant cast does justice to the decision the Peazants face: to embrace or abandon the land their ancestors fled.
The event is free.
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