Daughters of the Dust – smARTfilms: Black Luxury
1991 (113 minutes Rated PG)
Written & directed by Julie Dash
Starring Cora Lee Day, Alva Rogers, Barbarao
At the dawn of the 20th century, a multi-generational family in the Gullah community on the Sea Islands off the coast of South Carolina, former West African slaves who adopted many of their ancestors’ Yoruba traditions struggle to maintain their cultural heritage and folklore while contemplating a migration to the mainland, even further from their roots. “For all its allusions to slavery and hardship, the film is an extended, wildly lyrical meditation on the power of African cultural iconography and the spiritual resilience of the generations of women who have been its custodians.” – The New York Times
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