Daughters of the Dust
A highly original, imaginative, time-bending fable about tradition and modernity, culture and conflict.
Cora Lee Day, Alva Rogers, Barbara-O, Trula Hoosier
USA-Germany 1991. 112min
An island off the coast of Georgia, 1902: a Gullah family is gathered for a last supper before the younger generation leave for the mainland, leaving behind the matriarch Nana and the traditions of their African ancestors. Impressionistic, imaginative and steeped in symbols, myth and history, Dash’s time-bending film combines and contrasts different belief systems to highly original effect.
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