Daughters of the Dust 1991
"Daughters of the Dust", Julie Dash's magical 1991 debut feature, captures a sad, thrilling moment of transformation for a community of Gullahs, who are the descendants of African slaves who lived on the Sea Islands off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia. On an August day in 1902, several generations of the Peazant family are preparing to move to the U.S. mainland, bidding farewell to their island home and the vibrant, uniquely African-influenced culture they've succeeded in keeping alive.

As the entire family gathers together for potentially the last time, the seemingly joyous occasion is filled with numerous emotions as the pending unknown evokes feelings of doubt, sadness and pride within the clan.

DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:51:39 | 7.31 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: none
Genre: Drama, Romance

Director: Julie Dash
Cast: Cora Lee Day, Alva Rogers, Barbarao
Country: USA, UK

-- Audio commentary by writer/director Julie Dash
-- Isolated musical score by John Barnes
-- Touching our own spirit: the making of Daughters of the dust, a new documentary featuring interviews and behind-the-scenes footage
-- Never-before-seen footage from the preliminary version of the film
-- Deleted scenes
-- Excerpt of Spencer Williams' The blood of Jesus (1941)
-- Interview with historian Robert Farris Thompson
-- Theatrical trailer

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