Greater Park Circle Film Society showing film on Gullah culture

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The Greater Park Circle Film Society will be showing the film Daughters of the Dust, a drama about a Gullah family on Saturday, September 26, at the Gussie Greene Community Center.

The film society is teaming up with Metanoia as part of an initiative to partner with community groups, improve inter-community relations and provide family-oriented activities.

Here's a bit about the film from the press release:

This Sundance award winner tells the story of three generations of Gullah women at turn of the century on St. Helena Island, as narrated by an unborn child. This is no ordinary African American story; this is an American history lesson with African origins. Through authentic Gullah dialect, vivid imagery and colorful characters, Daughters of the Dust reveals the uniqueness of the Gullah people. This film has been identified as a "culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant" by the Library of Congress.

After the showing will be a discussion on racial, cultural, and class dynamics in the Lowcountry.

The Gussie Greene Community Center is located at located at 2012 Success Street in North Charleston. Tickets are $2 at the 7 p.m. event.