Twenty years later, Julie Dash’s film Daughters of the Dust continues to inspire – Charleston City Paper

As Daughters reaches its platinum anniversary, the Avery Research Center of the College of Charleston, as well as the Carolina Low Country and Atlantic World and African American Studies programs, the International African American Museum (IAAM), and the South Carolina Historical Society, will host a two-day symposium on Sept. 16-17 commemorating the milestone. Professors from the University of California San Diego, Morehouse College, and as far away as Spain; Gullah artists like Jonathan Green; and actors and crew members from the film will present lectures and panel discussions on topics tied to the production and Gullah culture. The event will culminate with the creation of a bottle tree, where colorful glass bottles are placed on branches to trap evil spirits, and an outdoor screening of the film at Hampton Park, which is co-sponsored by the Charleston City Paper. Dash herself will give a keynote address.


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