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Let Us Tell It film Series: Daughters of the Dust

  • Northwest African American Museum 2300 South Massachusetts Street Seattle, WA, 98144 United States (map)

Northwest African American Museum presents: Let Us Tell It film series: Daughters of the Dust, A film by Julie Dash. August’s feature film Daughters of The Dust-Julie Dash’s “Daughters of the Dust” is a tone poem of old memories, a family album in which all of the pictures are taken on the same day. It tells the story of a family of African Americans who have lived for many years on a Southern offshore island, and of how they come together one day in 1902 to celebrate their ancestors before some of them leave for the North. The film is narrated by a child not yet born, and ancestors already dead also seem to be as present as the living.