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Mon, Sep 18th, 2017 Written by 

Daughters of the Dust (WOW Women's Film Club)

  • Director: Julie Dash
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1991

After a sell out screening at Buteown Community Centre in June, we're excited to be returning in October for Black History Month, with a women-only screening of the acclaimed DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST. This film was the first to be made by a Black woman in America, and the inspiration behind Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade.'

Set in 1902, it looks at the lives of three generations of Gullah Geechee women as they prepare to leave their home on the shores of Carolina. The ‘Gullah’, as they are known, are descendants of enslaved people, whose rich language and culture is composed of different West African origins which has survived centuries. Criticially praised for its rich language, use of song, and visual imagery, this is a Black feminist classic, not to be missed.

To kick off the screening, we'll be showing short extracts from Beyonce's critially acclaimed 'Lemonde' which took drew inspiration from Daughters of the Dust.

And we invite all women, as always, to come and join us for what promises to be an inspiring event, with refreshments and discussion.

Butetown Community Centre
40 Loudon Sqaure, Cardiff CF10 5UZ

TICKETS £3.50/£5.50 (includes creche)
FREE tickets for asylum seeking women
Buy tickets on the day (cash only please, no cards)

TO BOOK, phone Radha on 07539 076680
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Rhowan Alleyne

Rhowan is WOW's marketing officer.  As a Japanese language graduate (SOAS), unsurprisingly she is a massive fan of Kore-eda Hirokazu, Beat Takeshi and all things Ghibli. 

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