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Daughters of the Dust

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At the dawn of the 20th century, a family in the Gullah community of coastal South Carolina -- former West African slaves who adopted many of their ancestors' Yoruba traditions -- suffers a generational split. Young Haagar (Kaycee Moore) wants to move to the mainland away from tradition-bound matriarch Nana (Cora Lee Day). Former prostitute Yellow Mary (Barbara-O) gets a cold shoulder when she returns to the island with her female lover, especially from her sister Viola (Cheryl Lynn Bruce). (2000)

113 minute run time

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Free admission presented in partnership with the Akron-Summit County Public Library

Earlier Event: June 1
The Lower Plateau
Later Event: June 1
Copy of Shorts Program #4