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Daughters of the Dust 1991 12

112 mins USA Director. Julie Dash

Julie Dash’s groundbreaking work follows a multi-generational family in the Gullah community on the Sea Islands off of South Carolina – former West African slaves who adopted many of their ancestors’ Yoruba traditions – as they struggle to maintain their cultural heritage and folklore.

The first wide release by a black female filmmaker, Daughters of the Dust was met with wild critical acclaim and rapturous audience response when it initially opened in 1991.

Casting a long legacy, Daughters of the Dust still resonates today, most recently as a major influence on Beyonce’s video album Lemonade. Restored (in conjunction with UCLA) for the first time, complete with the correct colour grading overseen by cinematographer Arthur Jafa, audiences will finally see the film exactly as Julie Dash intended.

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Directed by

Julie Dash

Featuring

Cheryl Lynn Bruce

Barbara O. Jones

Adisa Anderson

Genres

Drama

Collection

Black Star

Certificate

12 sexual violence references, moderate bad language, drug misuse

Released

1991

Country

USA

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