Tuesday 17th October 2017 - 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm, Palmer Building
Introduction by Professor Emily West, Department of History, University of Reading
Part of Black History Month celebrations with the University of Reading
A poignant portrait of three generations of Gullah women (descendants of West African slaves) at the turn of the 20th century, Daughters of the Dust is one of the main creative inspirations for Beyoncé’s recent, celebrated visual album Lemonade. Depicting the Peazant family’s struggle with the decision to migrate from their island home off the coast of South Carolina to the mainland in 1902, the film broke new ground in its representation of black women on screen.
USA 1991 – directed by Julie Dash – with Barbara-O, Alva Rogers, Cora Lee Day – 112 min Evocative and dreamlike – with magnificent, award-winning cinematography by Arthur Jafa – EYES WIDE SHUT