January 7, 2020,
6 – 7:30 pm,
New Lots Library, 665 New Lots Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11207 map/directions
A film by Julie Dash about Gullah culture in 1902 South Carolina. 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).