Once Upon A Time In Venezuela
At one time, Congo Mirador was a fairly prosperous fishing village
Daughters of the Dust was the first major cinema release by a black female filmmaker.
The revolutionary film received favourable reviews at its opening in 1991, grew into a cult classic and was a major inspiration on Beyoncé's video album 'Lemonade'. The film was recently restored - finally, the public is seeing the film exactly as Julie Dash intended.
At the beginning of the 20th century, several generations in the Gullah community - former West African enslaved people who have adopted many of the traditions of their ancestors - are fighting on the Sea Islands off the coast of South Carolina to maintain their cultural heritage. At the same time, they are preparing for a migration to the mainland that will take them even further from their original roots.
English spoken, Dutch subtitles
This film has a short, Dutch-spoken introduction by Jennifer O’Connell.
Women have written, directed and produced films since the early days of cinema. Still, they are rarely over-represented on lists and at award ceremonies. That’s why you can see the brand new monumental documentary series Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema in September. We will also screen some 25 surprising and ceiling-breaking gems you should not miss, all of them made by female film makers.
In collaboration with Internationaal Filmfestival Assen.