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 Daughters Of The Dust - Black History Every Month

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  • Tue 15 Oct
  • 110 minutes
  • Director: Julie Dash
  • Cast: Tommy Nicks, Cheryl Lynn Bruce, Adisa Anderson, Cora Lee Day, Alva Rodgers, Kaycee Moore, Barbara O, Alva Rogers, Barbarao, Trul
  • USA (1993)


"It is a mysterious, fabular and sometimes dreamlike film with its own theatrical poise." The Guardian

"Daughters damns precedent altogether, sidestepping the broad strokes of African-American history familiar from so many textbook historical dramas set during the era of antebellum slavery or the '60s Civil Rights Movement." Cinema Scope

"A modren classic and one of the greatest American independent films ever made." The New Yorker

At the dawn of the 20th century, a family in the Gullah community of coastal South Carolina -- former West African slaves who adopted many of their ancestors' Yoruba traditions -- suffers a generational split. Young Haagar (Kaycee Moore) wants to move to the mainland away from tradition-bound matriarch Nana (Cora Lee Day). Former prostitute Yellow Mary (Barbara-O) gets a cold shoulder when she returns to the island with her female lover, especially from her sister Viola (Cheryl Lynn Bruce).