event · January 17

Daughters of the Dust

On an island off the South Carolina coast, the Peazant family upholds the ways of their West African ancestors. In 1902, they gather for a beachside picnic to celebrate their past and future before the younger generation emigrates to the mainland. Narrated by the unborn child of the pregnant Eula (Alva Rogers), Julie Dash's magical, kaleidoscopic epic weaves together myth and history to tell the story of a family and a people. Restored in 2016, Daughters of the Dust was a key influence on Beyoncé’s visual album Lemonade.

(NR) USA/UK – 1 hr 52 min

1991 · d. Julie Dash 

Starring Cora Lee Day, Alva Rogers, Barbara-O, Adisa Anderson, Kaycee Moore


Bryn Mawr Film Institute
824 W. Lancaster Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 US