Cinema + Conversation: Reimagining African Spriritualities in Daughters of the Dust

Three black women, all with white clothing, sitting and embracing under a wooden umbrellla at the beach
Date:  Friday, March 24, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Co-sponsor: CAAAMA, Center for the Study of African American Religious Life, DC Environmental Film Festival Venue: African American History and Culture Museum Event Location: Oprah Winfrey Theater Cost: Free. Registration is strongly suggested.  Seating is available on a first come, first seated basis. Get Tickets: http://www.etix.com/ticket/p/3944668 Related Exhibition: Cultural Expressions; Making a Way Out of No Way At the dawn of the 20th century, a multi-generational family in the Gullah community on the Sea Islands off of South Carolina – former West African slaves 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.A discussion that looks at the film through the lens of African Spirituality will follow screening with director Julie Dash, Dr. Judith Weisenfeld (Author, Hollywood Be Thy Name), and Ron Daise (“Gullah Gullah Island,” folklorist & cultural preservationist)