Directed by Julie Dash
“With its portrayal of Black dignity, majesty and depth of character and identity, this is clearly a film of those fully in control of their own means of cultural projection.”—Prairie Miller, WBAI Radio
At the beginning of the twentieth century, a multi-generational family of former West African slaves in the Gullah community on the Sea Islands of South Carolina face the difficulties of maintaining their ancestor’s Yoruba traditions as they consider a migration to the mainland.
In this new 2K restoration on its 25th anniversary, this presentation celebrates the first American feature film directed by an African American woman to receive a general theatrical release. 1991, U.S., 2K DCP, 112 minutes. Recommended for 12+.
Introductions and post-screening discussions of each screening will be led by Dr. Kaila Adia Story, Associate Professor in the Departments of Women’s & Gender Studies and Pan-African Studies and the Audre Lorde Chair in Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Louisville. Her research examines the intersections of race and sexuality, with special attention to Black feminism, Black lesbians, and Black queer identity.
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