Dash’s debut film
Daughters of the Dust may be twenty-seven years old, but it’s now more
relevant than ever. The period drama…concerns an extended family’s plight to
migrate from South Carolina’s Sea Islands to the US mainland….The tension
between family and history is foregrounded by a cast of strong Black women,
particularly the matriarch, Nana Peazant (Cora Lee Day), who is determined to
stay on the island. Sensuously filmed by cinematographer Arthur Jafa…Dash’s
film gained a whole new audience recently when it was cited as a major reference
for Beyoncé’s visual album
International Film Festival
Running time: 112 min
Director: Julie Dash
Screenwriters: Julie Dash
Producers: Julie Dash and Arthur Jafa
Cinematographer: Arthur Jafa
Editor: Amy Carey and Joseph Burton
Source: Dada Films
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