Daughters of the Dust (1991)

Daughters of the Dust

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Gullah Island is located off the coast of Georgia and South Carolina and is home to a unique group of people who speak a dialect based on the West African languages spoken by their forefathers who were brought to the Caribbean as slaves. The residents have also managed to preserve many of the West African tribal traditions. This drama offers a fascinating, insightful look into their lives as it tells the story of an island family as it tries to decide whether or not to stay there and live in … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Romance
Directed By: ,
Written By: Jule Dash, Julie Dash
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 15, 2000
Runtime:
Kino International

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as Baptist Minister

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as Rice Husker

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as St. Julen Lastchild

as Moss Gatherer

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as Minister's Assistant

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Critic Reviews for Daughters of the Dust

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (5)

The resources of the beautiful locations are exploited to the utmost, and [director Julie] Dash can be credited with an original, daring, and sincere conception.

Full Review… | February 9, 2007
Chicago Reader
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Centering on African-American women, Julie Dash's original feature was a highlight of indie cinema in the early 1990s.

Full Review… | April 7, 2011
EmanuelLevy.Com

Audience Reviews for Daughters of the Dust

A Top Ten Independent Film In My Book. Outstanding movie, a eye opener to some unkown history in the United States. Acting was incredable, Kino always has good productions. If you can find it buy it, Or Rent from Net Flix.

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Bruce Bruce

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A very unique film and a valuable addition to the canon of great films on slavery.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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