Seminar: Daughters of the Dust


Independent academic Kyéra Sterling leads this virtual seminar on Julie Dash's fixture of Black cinema.

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How will this work?

When you register for this virtual education seminar, the program will be presented in three parts.

At least one week before the seminar, you'll receive an email with a link to watch a pre-taped lecture, to view before the film at your convenience. Please make sure to check your spam folder for this link before emailing our support team.

Then, you can go off and watch the film on your own. Please note, the Coolidge is not able to provide the film ourselves, but you can find out where to rent and/or stream it here.

Make sure you watch the film before the discussion, which will take place on Thursday, July 16 at 8pm EST over Zoom. Before the discussion, you can submit questions for the instructor here. You'll also have the opportunity to submit questions during the discussion!

Have any technical questions? Visit our FAQ page here.

About the Speaker

Kyéra Sterling is an independent academic whose work explores intersections between Gender, African Diaspora, and critical race theory in film and literature. She completed her master’s at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and was awarded the Crossley T. Prize for her work entitled Exorcising Demons: Bush Mama and the Possessed Body. Kyéra currently serves as Chief of Staff in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.


1hr 52mins

Find where to watch Daughters of the Dust, including streaming on Kanopy and The Criterion Channel, here.