Daughters of the Dust is available to watch on BFI player, here.
Julie Dash’s Daughters of the Dust is a landmark of independent film. With great lyricism, the film tells the story of a large African-American family as it prepares to move north in the early 1900s. Using this simple tale, the film brings to life the changing values, conflicts and struggles that confront every family as they leave their homeland for the promise of a new and better future. An African-American treasure and a vitally important work by a major directing talent, the film is presented in a new restoration.
Looking forward to Daughters of the Dust? Hear our review in this month’s film podcast. Starts at 0.30 min mark…
Presented by Birds Eye View Festival, the 17:50 screening on Mon 5 June will be accompanied by a lively post-screening discussion with Mia Bays, Oscar-winning producer and director of Birds Eye View along with acclaimed filmmaker Jenn Nkiru and Dr Kirsty Fairclough, Director of International and Senior Lecturer in Media and Performance at The University of Salford.
Birds Eye View spotlights great films by women to audiences, in the belief that the world is better seen through both eyes not just one. Their aim is to elevate the viewing experience by bringing smart thinkers and practitioners to meet audiences.