Daughters of the Dust Movie Review 1991

Information and Film Reviews for Daughters of the Dust the Movie

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Five women of a Gullah family living on the Sea Islands off the Georgia coast in 1902 contemplate moving to the mainland in this emotional tale of change. The Gullah are descendants of West African slaves and their isolation has kept their superstitions and native dialect (a mixture of Western African, Creole, and English) intact. Family bonds and memories are celebrated with a quiet narrative and beautiful cinematography in Dash's feature-film directorial debut.

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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 113 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Family Drama, African America, Female Bonding, Period Piece: 1900s
Screenplay
Julie Dash
Cast
Cora Lee Day, Barbara O, Alva Rogers, Kaycee Moore, Cheryl Lynn Bruce, Adisa Anderson, Eartha D. Robinson, Bahni Turpin, Tommy Redmond Hicks, Malik Farrakhan, Cornell (Kofi) Royal, Vertamae Crosvenor, Umar Abdurrahman, Sherry Jackson, Ervin Green
Cinematography
A. Jafa Fielder
Director
Julie Dash
Music
John Barnes

Awards

Natl. Film Reg. 2004;; Sundance 1991: Cinematog.

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