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Daughters of the Dust

Daughters of the Dust (1992)

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At the turn of the century, West African slaves were brought to a small island near South Carolina to labor in the indigo trade. Isolated in the swampy atmosphere, the Gullah community was built based on ancient Yoruba traditions. They spoke in a distinct dialect, a combination of English and West African languages. This unique community is explored in Julie Dash's debut feature Daughters of the Dust, a costume drama about the Peazant family, a fictional group of Gullah natives living on Ido

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Jule Dash

Feb 15, 2000

Kino International

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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.

February 9, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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Centering on African-American women, Julie Dash's original feature was a highlight of indie cinema in the early 1990s.

April 7, 2011 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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A brave and ravishing film that portrays a little-known society with deft, culturally specific images.

August 16, 2003
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With its portrayal of Black dignity, majesty and depth of character and identity, this is clearly a film of those fully in control of their own means of cultural production.

September 8, 2001 Full Review
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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.
October 13, 2008
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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.
February 2, 2008
John Ballantine

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