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Uniform Title Daughters of the dust (Motion picture)
Title Daughters of the dust / American Playhouse Theatrical Films ; in association with WMG present ; a Geechee Girls production ; produced, written and directed by Julie Dash
Edition [Restored version]
Published [New York, NY] : Cohen Film Collection, [2017]


Description 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 113 min.)) : sound, color
Summary At the dawn of the 20th century, a multi-generational family in the Gullah community on the Sea Islands off 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. 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. Casting a long legacy, the film still resonates today, most recently as a major in influence on Beyonce's video album 'Lemonade.'
Notes Originally released as a motion picture in 1991; restored and re-released in 2016
"2016 restoration"--Credits
This version produced by Cohen Film Collection
Credits Director of photography, Arthur Jafa ; editors, Amy Carey, Joseph Burton ; original music, John Barnes ; production design, Kerry Marshall ; art direction, Michael Kelly Williams ; executive producer, Lindsay Law
Cast Cora Lee Day, Alva Rogers, Barbara-O, Cheryl Lynn Bruce, Kaycee Moore, Adisa Anderson, Tommy Hicks, Vertamae Grosvenor, Geraldine Dunston, Trula Hoosier, Eartha D. Robinson, Cornell Royal, Catherine Tarver, Bahni Turpin, Kai-Lynne Warren, Tony King
Notes In English and Gullah; closed-captioned in English
National Film Preservation Board, National Film Registry, 2004
Sundance Film Festival, Cinematography Award - Dramatic, 1991
Online resource; title from title screen (Kanopy, viewed August 4, 2022)
Subject Gullahs -- Social life and customs -- Drama
African American families -- Sea Islands -- Drama
African Americans -- Sea Islands -- Drama
African American families
African Americans
Gullahs -- Social life and customs
Sea Islands -- Drama
Georgia -- Sea Island
United States -- Sea Islands
Genre/Form Drama
Feature films
Fiction films
Romance films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Ethnic films.
Romance films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Internet videos.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Films d'amour.
Films de fiction.
Vidéos pour personnes handicapées auditives.
Vidéos sur Internet.
Form Streaming video
Author Dash, Julie, film director, film producer, screenwriter.
Jafa, Arthur, film producer.
Day, Cora Lee, actor.
Rogers, Alva, actor
Barbara-O, actor.
Bruce, Cheryl Lynn, actor.
Moore, Kaycee, actor.
Anderson, Adisa, actor.
Hoosier, Trula, actor.
Turpin, Bahni, actor.
Farrakhan, Malik, 1947- actor.
Barnes, John, 1949- composer (expression)
Linton, Amy Carey, editor of moving image work.
Burton, Joseph (Film editor), editor of moving image work.
Jafa, Arthur, director of photography.
Marshall, Kerry James, 1955- production designer.
Williams, Michael Kelly, 1950- art director.
American Playhouse Theatrical Films, presenter.
Geechee Girls Productions, Inc., production company.
Cohen Film Collection (Firm), publisher.