Julie Dash’s landmark portrayal of a South Carolina island community of former slaves struggling to maintain their traditions at the turn of the twentieth century was the first film directed by an African American women to receive a US cinema release, and has been referenced as an influence by the likes of Beyonce for its representation of African American culture.
The first wide release by a black female filmmaker, Daughters of the Dust was met with wild critical acclaim and rapturous audience response when it initially opened in 1991. 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.
Running Time: 1hr 52mins
BBFC Advice: PG
Director(s): Julie Dash
Country of Origin: USA
Year of release: 1991
Thu 21 Feb
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