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  • dir.  JULIE DASH
  • Year. 1991
  • country. USA
  • run-time. 112 mins
  • rating. PG

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Daughters of the Dust is an independent film written, directed and produced by Julie Dash and is the first feature film directed by an African-American woman distributed theatrically in the United States. The film is set in 1902, and tells the story of three generations of Gullah (also known as Geechee) women in the Peazant family on Saint Helena Island as they prepare to migrate to the North on the mainland.

Daughters of the Dust: Julie Dash's lush drama remains a vital portrait of black life – The Guardian (2016)

In English.

The film offers a poetic political vision of a society falling between the stools of progression and regression, asking whether standing off against the travesties of the antebellum American South is the only way to attain true freedom.
— David Jenkins, Little White Lies

Daughters of the Dust is one of the most distinctive, original independent films of the time.
— Richard Brody, The New Yorker
Twenty-six years after its original release, Julie Dash’s story of spirituality and family on a South Carolina island carries the mark of a true film-making talent
— Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian