Daughters of the Dust 19 June 2018
At the dawn of the 20th century, 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 struggle to maintain their cultural heritage and folklore while contemplating a migration to the mainland, even further from their roots.
Daughters of the Dust was the first wide release by a black female filmmaker, and 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 in influence on Beyonces video album Lemonade. Restored (in conjunction with UCLA) for the first time with proper color grading overseen by cinematographer AJ Jafa, audiences can finally see the film exactly as Julie Dash intended. 112 minutes, Not Rated.
Read critic Rita Kempleys original review of Daughters of the Dust.
When the film was restored in 2016, Justin Chang wrote this contemporary review of the film for the Los Angeles Times.
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