Trailer
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Daughters of the Dust

Runtime
1hr 52mins
Directed by
Julie Dash
Featuring
Alva Rogers, Bahni Turpin, Barbara-O

Showtimes

Mon 2/24
Available for online purchase
Box office only (online sales closed)
Sold out/unavailable
Also available as part of “Seminar: Daughters of the Dust”
Body

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

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.

Casting a long legacy, Daughters of the Dust still resonates today, most recently as a major influence on Beyonce’s video album Lemonade.

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