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Daughters of the Dust Reviews

December 1, 2016
Even when the pace slows to a crawl, the island's gentle mood is appealing.
December 1, 2016
An absorbing, spirited film that merits considerable respect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 1, 2016
Daughters' impressionistic look at the Great Migration (who will go, who will stay, and at what cost?) combines a corporeal sense of history with poetic, often indirect and allegorical underpinnings.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 1, 2016
Daughters of the Dust is a film with a lot on its mind, but one that wears its agendas with lyrical lightness.
November 24, 2016
Its examination of a bygone way of life is so patient and evocative, so beholden to its own storytelling conventions and rhythms, that watching it is a bit like submitting to a form of time travel.
November 17, 2016
Daughters of the Dust abounds with stunning motifs and tableaux, the iconography seemingly sourced from dreams as much as from history and folklore.
November 14, 2016
Dash's boldly imaginative, ecstatically visionary drama ... is one of the best of all American independent films; she turns one family's experience of the Great Migration into a vast mythopoetic adventure.
February 9, 2007
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.
January 26, 2006
Steeped in symbolism, superstition and myth, this disconcertingly original film is structured in tableaux which jump through time.
May 20, 2003
A film of spellbinding visual beauty.
January 1, 2000
At certain moments we are not sure exactly what is being said or signified, but by the end we understand everything that happened -- not in an intellectual way, but in an emotional way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
It is an astonishing, vivid portrait not only of a time and place, but of an era's spirit.