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“We Carry These Memories Inside of We”: A juried art exhibition celebrating the 20th anniversary of Julie Dash’s award-winning film DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST

Posted by: Savannah Frierson | September 2, 2011 | No Comment |
Turner Campbell, Williams Lessane, Mitchell Tate

Turner Campbell (Juried Art Exhibition Juror), Williams Lessane (Avery Research Center Executive Director), Mitchell Tate (Juried Art Exhibition Winner)

Twenty years ago, filmmaker Julie Dash broke through racial and gender boundaries to become the first African-American woman to debut a film with wide release across the country. Daughters of the Dust is a highly artistic film that reveals the history, opulence, and complexity of the South Carolina Gullah-Geechee culture and contextualizes it within wider discourses on race, class, gender, and skin-color at the turn of the twentieth century. The film and the artists’ work in the exhibition pay homage to the rich culture that has thrived for centuries into the present day and affirm a people’s strength to revisit and conjure memories in order to create, stimulate, and educate.

We Carry These Memories Inside of We runs from September 1, 2011 – December 15, 2011.

under: Announcements, Exhibitions

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