Daughters of the Dust
Directed by Julie Dash
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.
Restored (in conjunction with UCLA) for the first time with proper color grading overseen by cinematographer AJ Jafa, audiences will finally see the film exactly as Julie Dash intended.
This screening is in conjunction with the exhibition Heresies: Still Ain’t Satisfied.
Director: Julie Dash
Studio: Cohen Media Group
Running Time: 112 Minutes
Release Year: 1991
“In a series of gently lyrical tableaux, Dash captures the rich traditions of this Gullah family, their oral sagas and their religious beliefs.” – Kathleen Carroll, New York Daily News