Saturday, Dec. 8: 2 p.m., Little Theater
At the dawn of the 20th century, a multi-generational family in the Gullah community on the Sea Islands off the coast 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. Julie Dash's landmark film Daughters of the Dust is cited as the first wide release by a black female filmmaker and was met with wild critical acclaim and rapturous audience response when it initially opened in 1991. Daughters of the Dust will be introduced by Charlene Gilbert, filmmaker, teacher, dean of the University of Toledo College of Arts and Letters and professor of film.
Families on Film is a collaboration of the Toledo Museum of Art and the University of Toledo Department of Theatre and Film.
Tickets are $5 for Museum members, $7 for nonmembers.