Film Screening: Daughters of the Dust (1991)


Film Screening: Daughters of the Dust (1991)

Thursday, March 2, 2023 @ 7:00 pm


Princeton Garden Theatre

Princeton Garden Theatre and the Princeton University Art Museum welcome you to a free screening of Daughters of the Dust (1991). At the dawn of the twentieth century, a multigenerational family in the Gullah community on the Sea Islands off South Carolina—formerly enslaved peoples from West Africa 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.  

This film is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Cycle of Creativity: Alison Saar and the Toni Morrison Papers, on view next door to the Princeton Garden Theatre at Art@Bainbridge. The gallery will be open until 7 p.m. for attendees to visit the gallery before the film.  

This screening is free and open to the public. Reserve your free ticket on the Princeton Garden Theatre’s website.

Directed by Julie Dash. Run time: 1 hour 53 minutes. Not Rated.

LATE THURSDAYS! Thursday evening programming is made possible in part by Heather and Paul G. Haaga Jr., Class of 1970, with additional support from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. 

Three women pose in front of a seascape in white dresses, leaning against one another and smiling
Courtesy Cohen Media Group